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The new Bajan export commodity: Wives to China!

Millions of young Chinese men haven’t a hope of finding a wife in China. The reason of course is that China is missing tens of millions of females: unborn, infants and girl children who were aborted or murdered as part of the “one child” policy. Now the societal bill for the last 30 years is coming due in the form of millions of lonely and angry young men.

Once discarded as being “worth less” than male children, Chinese females of marriageable age are becoming a valuable commodity, but that shortage can’t be rectified from within China. It would take decades of baby making and the young men can’t wait. (I wouldn’t and couldn’t wait either!)

What are the young men doing to find love and wives? The answer for some is to find a wife while working abroad in Africa, Asia and North America. The results of this love abroad are starting to appear in the form of photos on the internet in China. I haven’t seen any mixed couples from Barbados, but there are probably some and it won’t be long, especially with all the Chinese workers arriving on the island.

As a mixed-race couple and family, Shona and I are always happy to see other mixed-race couples and families. We think that the more mixing that goes on the better the world will be. Trends can have societal implications though, and some might wonder what the implications of this trend will be for Barbados.

Upon reading a translated article at ChinaSmack I didn’t think of something that came into Shona’s mind right away, but then I’m a guy.

Here’s what Shona said about Chinese men marrying black women:

“Good. If the Chinese value Bajan women for wives, maybe you men will smarten up and start to respect us women more.”

She has a point!

Further Reading

“About chinaSMACK

chinaSMACK offers non-Chinese readers an insight into the world’s largest internet market by translating and reporting popular Chinese internet news, trends, and phenomena as well as Chinese netizen comments, opinions, and reactions.”

ChinaSmack.com: Chinese Men with Black Women & African Wives

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One medical transcription success story in Barbados!

After publishing our recent story on the failed medical transcription business we received an email alerting us to the fact that one of the American supervisors at the company had a personal success story while in Barbados.

Kathy Rockel came to Barbados looking for a different life and she sure found it!  She ended up falling in love with Henderson Nicholls, a Bajan who follows the Rastafarian faith. They married in Barbados in June of 2009. Continue reading

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