The Chinese government will look for ways to deal with the country's growing gender imbalance but the "one child" family-planning policy will remain in place, AFP reported. Speaking at a press briefing, Zhang Weiqing, director of the National Population and Family Planning Commission, said it would take between 10 and 15 years to correct the imbalance, which is presently on course to leave 30 million men of marrying age without partners in 2020. Zhang's comments came as the government released a statement saying that the imbalance "is a hidden danger for society that will affect social stability". In 2005, 118 boys were born for every 100 girls, according to a population report, but the ratio reaches as high 130:100 in some more prosperous areas like Guangdong. Chinese parents are said to traditionally favor boys over girls as men are seen as more likely family bread-winners.