This is the prompt of Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge Week 61 – Explosion & Blocked
China’s latest population data reveals that male population is currently 708.15 million, with a female population of 674.56 million. This marks China’s problem with gender imbalance, as there are now 33.5 million more men than women. January 23, 2017
Explosion blocked, for
Over population, thus
One child family
Thirty-five long years later
Skewed sex is the new problem
Note: In 1979, China imposed a one-child family policy. For Chinese, having a son means carrying on the name of the family. Women would try their best to have a son. On October 29, 2015, it was reported that the existing law would be changed to a two-child policy, but it didn’t reverse the impact of the previous 35 years.