The Price of Happiness
The preference for sons and the one-child policy have dramatically skewed the sex ratio in China, creating a shortage of women. In recent years, Cambodian women are seen as ideal brides for single Chinese men longing to have a family. This story follows Cambodian woman Buntha and documents her life in China since October 2014 when decided to leave her home in rural Cambodia in 2013 for China and marry a Chinese man. Zou is 15 years her senior, and they have two children. Buntha is constantly torn between staying in China and going back home: she cannot help but regret the decision of coming to China in the first place.