Economic Progress Heightens Marriage Burden

Brooke Larmer of The New York Times chronicles the matchmaking efforts of two men at opposite ends of the wealth spectrum in China, where “love hunters” and other services now dot an evolving marriage landscape:...

Missing Out on a Real Estate Boom

As China sent it’s first female astronaut into space, women were also faced with the issue of forced abortions, which brought the issue of gender equality to attention. There are now reports that the gender gap is further...

Singles Mingle at Shanghai IKEA Cafeteria

Global Times reports on the swarms of middle-aged singles inundating the café at a Shanghai IKEA in search of free coffee and the loves of their lives. “They get real noisy and take up all the seats,” Yin...

New Crackdown on TV Fluff

Undeterred by widespread mockery abroad of guidelines discouraging time travel dramas, Chinese officials are looking for other ways of promoting a more wholesome TV diet as the number of viewers watching entertainment shows...

Tying the Knot from Harbin to Tokyo

Gender imbalance at home may have women in high demand, but that’s not stopping some would-be Chinese brides from looking online and across the sea to Japan — where men of means are in turn seeking them. In fact, as...




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