China's historic 'one-child' policy has been blamed, which led parents to abandon girls or use sex-selective abortion to guarantee a male child.
Men are increasingly looking abroad for wives, and Siberia is on the doorstep.
And three couples after a stopover in Krasnoyarsk.' 'With 120 men for every 100 women, China's Bridget Joneses are now male, and increasingly desperate for a date,' said one report.
Here in the Puppen House restaurant, drinking tea, the men - aged between 25 and 46 and from Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen - talked with the aid of interpreters over their views on marriage and the family. 'For them, a Russian woman is like a present,' she said.
'Men want to get married, and are committed for serious relationships.
"I am a kind, compassionate person who loves life and all it has to offer.
I am a dedicated person and I work hard in my profession.