Male Student Applies to Women's University, Triggers Discus

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An online video about a male Chinese student applying for China Women's University went viral recently, triggering discussions both home and abroad on gender balances in the country.

Some one percent of the 1,500 freshmen at CWU are male students, mostly studying at the Art School, according to statistics.

The media did not release the name of the young man in the video, but disclosed that he comes from Ningbo in east China's Zhejiang Province.

The young man wants to seize on the opportunity to find a girlfriend during his college studies, and that's why he chose the CWU, where female students are everywhere.

"My parents did not appreciate my choice. They are worried that too many female students will have a negative impact on my character," he said.

After the report of this news events, many media started to investigate gender balances in China.

Russian media Sputnik said on March 30 that when Chinese students choose their universities, they take the major, the ranking of the university, the tuition and even the location into consideration.

According to the latest research conducted by the , the current ratio of men and women in China is 115.4: 100.

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences estimated that some 24 million single men will be unable to find a partner by 2020.

"The gender imbalance has also had an impact on young women's demands for their spouses. They have more requirements for men's social status and physical condition," according to officials.

Some 80 percent of the young woman want a man with a monthly income of over 5,000 yuan, according to a study released by one Chinese online dating site.

(Source: wsic.ac.cn/Translated and edited by )