Has China exaggerated the “Leftover Women” problem?

| June 13th, 2013

“My uncle tells me I’m the ‘monkey king of leftover women’,” confided Ms. Ma. An attractive technology manager with chunky turquoise jewelry, a pixie haircut, and an American graduate degree, Ms. Ma was chatting with me about dating in one of Shenzhen’s juice bars. “It’s a way of saying that I’m super-extra leftover,” she qualified with a chuckle. The ‘Monkey King’ is a superhuman monk-character in a legendary in Chinese fable, but the expression can also mean the “top” or […]Read more…

Female with mini-skirt gets half off park admission discount in Guilin

| July 24th, 2012

From Netease and other source:

The promotion launched by a park in Guilin triggered lots of controversy. A theme park in Guilin launched the campaign, “Happy Summer Loves Mini-Skirts”, stipulating that from July to August, females who are over 18 years old, with skirts shorter than 38cm, could enjoy half price adminssion, which is 55 RMB. And on July 21st and 22nd, qualified females could enjoy 10RMB ticket before 12pm.

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Free admission to Hunan scenic resort for virgin girls over 22

| September 8th, 2011

From Chengdu Evening News:

If you are a girl over 22-year-old and a virgin, you can enjoy a free visit to the Zhouluo Scenic Resort in Hunan province During the Wild Osmanthus Festival! Many The news sparks a heated discussion among netizens, "First recruit the virgins to pick tea, now offer free entry to virgins, what on earth is it about the virgin?" "This is too vulgar. Use your brain, please!" but the scenic resort respond, "It’s just a creative idea." […]Read more…

Leftover women in Hong Kong to look for Mr. Right in mainland China

| May 10th, 2011

From Guangzhou Daily via timedg.com:

“剩女” Shengnv (Leftover Women is now a buzzword in China to refer single or unmarried women over the age of 25. There are many different hierarchies of the left-over women. Single women between 25-30 are called “剩斗士” sheng dou shi (Left-over fighters), as women in this age range still have the energy and hope to find true love. Between 30-35, they are called “必剩客” bi sheng ke(pronounced the same as Pizzahut in Chinese, means literally “must […]Read more…

Virgin with C cup breasts is required for job as tea picker

| April 22nd, 2011

From Netease | translated by Julie | edited by Key

“Is it true or some kind of publicity stunt that the qualification for a job as tea-picking worker is being a virgin with C cup breasts?” The shocking job ad of Henan Gushi Xijiuhua Mountain Development Company had triggered heated discussion among netizens. However, the recruiter responded that it was indeed true due to “inherited customs.”

The daily wage of a full-time tea-picking worker is 500 Yuan

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China "exports" much more women than it "imports"

| March 29th, 2011

The following is a forum post on MOP:

Translated by Jue, edited by Key

Chinese brides account for 72% on average of the foreign wives South Korean men marry. In 2006, tens of thousands South Koreans married foreign women including around over 10 thousand Chinese girls. However, in the same year, only 2,590 Chinese men married Korean women. That means in the transnational marriages between China and South Korea China "exports" 4 times women than it "imports" which is equivalent to sending […]Read more…