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CCP Plays Matchmaker To Stave Off Demographic Crisis

On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, thousands of Chinese couples registered their marriages. The date is known as “Love Day,” as it contains many twos, connoting pairs, and the Mandarin pronunciation (“er”) is vaguely similar to the...

In Crazy English Divorce, 3 Victories, 1 Defeat

Kim Lee, the American wife of Crazy English founder Li Yang, was awarded a 12 million yuan divorce settlement by a Beijing court on Sunday. Li must pay an additional 100,000 yuan per year for each of their three daughters until...

Divorce, Marriage and What it Means to be Gay in China

In China, the institution of marriage is highly revered. While same-sex unions remain illegal, social norms often pressure homosexuals into wedlock against their sexual preference. This can lead to serious domestic problems, a...

Crazy Li Goes to Court

A new round of divorce hearings between Li Yang, the founder of a controversial and high-decibel English education program, and Kim Lee, his battered American wife, began last week. Last year, Lee posted pictures of the injuries...

Bo Scandal Heats Up Over Wife’s Relations

Reuters digs deeper into the relationship between Gu Kailai and the Frenchman who reportedly acted as a “middle man” in her business affairs, suggesting that Patrick Henri Devillers may have played a key role in the...

10m Chinese Women Married to Gay Men?

Marriages of convenience between lesbians and gay men have been widely reported, but their numbers are likely small compared with cases of gay men or women feeling pressured into marrying heterosexual partners. Shanghai Daily...

Online Marriage Records to Thwart Cheaters

According to the Associated Press, long-delayed plans to put people’s marital status online for easy reference are finally coming to fruition: China’s exploding wealth has created a culture of secret mistresses and...

China’s ‘Me Generation’ Sends Divorce Rate Soaring

NPR reports that the divorce rate in China has doubled in the past ten years, and one in five Chinese marriages don’t last: “We’d known each other three weeks when we went to get a wedding certificate,”...

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