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I Didn’t Want a Daughter

2010 NY Summit

Anchee Min, a world-renowned novelist, was born in Shanghai. When Anchee gave birth to her daughter, she admits she cried. I wanted a boy, Min says. Who wants to be a girl in China? This is a question that millions of women in China ask themselves: Because of the one-child policy, selective abortions have led to a situation where 120 boys are born for every 100 women in China.