Academic Bets Terrorism Will Thrive in China with 30 Million Frustrated Bachelors

University of Toulouse professor of economics, Paul Seabright, said that the demographic disparity in China is going to lead to violence and even terrorism by the “unmarriagable” and “sexually frustrated” men there &#0151 the products of a one-child policy and sex-selective abortion and infanticide.

“In the next 30 years the surplus of essentially unmarriageable males are going to be the ones at the bottom of the heap,” Seabright said, as reported by the UK’s Sunday Herald. “They’ll have little education, they’ll have poor economic prospects and they’ll be sexually frustrated and violent.”

“I’d like to make a small bet that in 30 years time there will be more terrorist incidents in China than probably almost anywhere else, because of increased competition,” he added.

A United Nations report revealed last month that globally there are at least 200 million more males than females &#0151 because of what one researcher has termed “gendercide” &#0151 the extermination of girls in utero and out. Researcher Theodor Winkler said that infanticide and gender-specific abortion were the leading causes for the dearth of girls.

In China, where there is a cultural preference for male children, the one-child policy implemented in 1979 has led to the selective murder of millions of Chinese girls within the womb. This selective infanticide has contributed to a male-female gender gap of almost 17 percent; in some provinces, this gap is as high as 30 percent according to official census data for the year 2000.

Having officially been a “great success, preventing at least 250 million births since 1980,” according to a Communist Party release, China’s horrendous one-child policy involving forced abortion and economic penalties for those who contravene the law was made permanent in 2000. China’s Communist People’s Daily News reported: “We cannot just be content with the current success, we must make population control a permanent policy.”

China is not the only country selectively targeting girls for death: the Indian Medical Association said in 2002 that up to two million baby girls are aborted every year there due to a cultural preference for sons.

US State Department representative Arthur E. Dewey explained to the US Congress last year that the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) was used to support China’s coercive abortion and sterilization practices. “The evidence… clearly showed us that the large fees and penalties for out-of-plan births assessed in implementing China’s regulations are tantamount to coercion that leads to abortion. UNFPA support of, and participation in, China's population-planning activities allows the Chinese government to implement more effectively its program of coercive abortion, thus triggering the Kemp-Kasten prohibition on support to any organization that supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization.” The Kemp-Kasten prohibition is a law that states that US funds cannot be used to support any program that uses coercion in abortion.

A population official in China last year described the effect that the one-child policy is having upon women, including a “dramatic rise” in levels of prostitution and the buying and selling of women.

Seabright will give the Royal Economic Society’s annual public lecture Thursday in Edinburgh on the economics and biology of the sex war.

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