In this long reportage, the Washington Post narrates how years of cultural preferences and government decrees, together with a modern medical technology, have created a gender imbalance on a continental scale in the two most populous nations of the world. Men are 70 million more than women in China and in India.
Scrolling through graphs and illustrations, with an innovative browser template, users can explore the reportage’s contents, divided into four sections that can be browsed individually: Village Life and Mental Health, Housing Prices and Savings Rates, Human Trafficking, Public Safety.
The long-form story underlines the widespread Chinese problem of “marriage markets”. Online, Chinese men are willing to pay up to 8000 dollars to find a wife coming from the surrounding Asian regions.
The issue of human trafficking is extremely actual in our world, and women are the main victims, often pressed into prostitution.
In one of our 2018 reportages, we had exposed shocking facts on the Nigeria-Italy traffic. More on the theme in this multimedia long-form story.