5,000 families break up in China everyday

| June 5th, 2011
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From Zaobao:

Left: lightening marriage Right: lightening divorce, top: “is that too fast?”

The divorce rate in China has increased for 7 consecutive years! According to statistics from China’s civil administration, more than 460,000 couples registered for divorce between January and March this year, increased by 17.1% compared to last year’s statistics, meaning that 5,000 couples get divorced everyday on average.

In 2010, about 1.2 million couples got married while 1.96 million couples got divorced. The divorce rate in large cities such as [...]Read more…

Custody battle auction, bid to lose custody

| March 28th, 2011
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From Netease:

In Beijing, a couple who is getting divorced is in a custody battle, instead of fighting to win the custody of their 4 year-old son, they fight to lose it. The mother claimed that she has no ability to raise the child and asked the court to award the custody to the husband. The husband however, said it’s bad for his job to have a kid around and it would be better for the young child to stay with [...]Read more…

1.96 million couples were divorced in China last year

| February 8th, 2011
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From Netease:

Every year when the long Spring Festival break is over, many people also turn the last page of their marriages. According to statistics from Ministry of Civil Affairs, in 2010, 1.961 million couples were divorced in China. Among them, the most couples were from Sichuan Province, 169,294 couples signed the divorce paper.

According to statistics, in 2010, 1.20 million couples got married, but 1.961 million couples were divorced. In this rate, last year on average 5,300 couples were divorced in [...]Read more…

Private club provides dating service for rich and powerful to keep mistresses

| December 18th, 2010
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From Netease:

CNcard.com reports on December 18, early December, Xiao Li who just graduated from a university in Changchun found a tempting advertisement on the Internet. “The ad said that there will be a ‘dating events for the rich and the powerful’ (富豪相亲会) in Changchun, I called the number and was told that all the men have money and high status, wanted to recruit quality girls to meet them.” Xiao Li said he was skeptical when first communicated with the [...]Read more…

Mistress shows up at the door to beat up the wife

| September 21st, 2010

In this video captured in front of a resident home in Chongqing, a mistress showed up at the door to beat up the wife of the man she is having an affair with.  She cursed that the wife had no (pretty) face and no breasts, did not deserve her husband…

“look how ugly you are, no face, no breasts.  Are you even a woman? Your husband said when he saw your face he has no more interests.”

“I beat you, I beat [...]Read more…

Rich kid pursues girl with 9999 roses in street of Changsha

| August 28th, 2010
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The “Rich Second Generation” (富二代) refers to people who mostly were born after 1980s, Children of early China’s first generation of private entrepreneurs “Rich first Generation” after China’s “opening door policy”. Now they are wealthy because of the inheritance.

(Netease) Xiao Xiang Morning Post August 28 reports, holding roses and a diamond ring, standing in front of the a giant heart made of 9999 roses, 24-year-old Liu Hang shouted out the name of his love. Yesterday morning, a massive “offering of [...]Read more…

Chinese dating etiquette: What is easy to do is also easy not to do

| April 26th, 2010
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The process of courtship in China seems to be much more important than the process of courtship in the United States. While there is a lot more sexual activity among younger Chinese, a lot of Chinese girls still expect the utmost courtesy and respect when a male is seeking their affection, especially if the goal is to be in a relationship. Below, you will find a guide in the form of a table to interpreting "signs" in how a guy [...]Read more…

White Day, write a three line love letter

| March 14th, 2010
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March 14 is White Day (White Valentine’s Day), originated in Japan and now is also observed in South Korea, Taiwan and Mainland China. It is an extension of the February 14 Valentine’s day. In Japan, February 14 Valentine’s Day is observed by females who present chocolate gifts, usually to a male as an expression of love, courtesy or social obligation. On White Day, the converse happens: male who received a honmei-choco (chocolate of love) on Valentine’s day are expected [...]Read more…

Chinese girl getting cosmetic surgery to look like Jessica Alba to win her boyfriend back

| January 31st, 2010
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21 year-old-girl Xiaoqing just ended a 1 year relationship with her boyfriend not long ago. The reason was her boyfriend’s strange obsession over American movie star Jessica Alba. She could not take the fact he always dressed her up as Jessica Alba. After the break up, Xiaoqing was in so much pain that she decided to have cosmetic surgery to look like Jessica Alba to win her boyfriend back.

Because of her tight budget, Xiaoqing did not have enough money to [...]Read more…

Get engaged in a bed of cash in China

| January 23rd, 2010
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I saw these pictures on the Ifeng BBS. In Shaoxin Qiaohe, a couple got engaged and the future groom took out 988,888 RMB (150,000 USD) engagement money for the bride’s family, a 200,000 RMB (30,000 USD) engagement ring and a 100,000 RMB (15,000 USD) golden necklace.

This is really nothing rare or new in China, and there are certainly way more extravagant engagements or weddings in China, but it is still pretty impressive among the common folks in China [...]Read more…

Call Me Ms. Single! I’m Not Ms. Left-Over

| November 13th, 2009
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Singles Day or One’s Day or Guang Gun Jie (Chinese: 光棍节 Pin Yin: guāng gùn jié; Wades: kuang kun chieh; literally: bare sticks holiday) is a Chinese pop culture holiday on November 11 for people who are still living the single life.

From Sina By: Zhu-Ran (姝然)  11/11/2009

 

Starting from this morning, I have been receiving the same text message from my friends: “The Single’s Day is here, little birds are in love, ants moved in together, flies are pregnant, mosquito [...]Read more…

22-year-old Girl Pledges to Marry Whoever Donates 150,000 to save her ill Friend

| September 25th, 2009
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[Guangzhou Daily] In ancient China, it is common for a girl to sell herself for the burial of her father, today this girl pledges to marry the one who saves her classmate. Her classmate was suffering from severe brain inflammation in urgent need of 150,000 yuan. If a good-hearted man is willing to donate, she would repay with her body by marrying him.

This post “Donate 150,000 to help 22-year-old girl suffering from severe brain inflammation, I would repay with [...]Read more…

Underage Girls on Chinese Marriage Seeking Website

| July 1st, 2009
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QQ blogger blogged about underage girls on Chinese marriage seeking website they are as young as 12, 13 years old. www.hunlian.cn is the website address, hunlian (婚恋) means fall in love and get married in Chinese.

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Valentine’s Day E-Marriage Proposal Guarantees to Woo your Lover

| February 12th, 2009
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Valentine’s Day is near, it should not cost you a fortune to woo your lover or even propose for marriage. A Chinese netizen shares her love note that she got from her "husband". He gets her head over heels; she gets every Chinese girl envious and jealous.

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