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Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge: Week 61 – Explosion & Blocked

This is the prompt of Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge Week 61 – Explosion & Blocked

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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.

Kiwinana’s Weekly Tanka Prompt Challenge Week 61 – Explosion & Blocked

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