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7 Common Scams in China and How to Avoid Them

May 24, 2017 Comments(1)

Although China is relatively safe compared to other countries, there are still dangers. City life is never 100% crime-free – there are pickpockets, unscrupulous shop owners, and dodgy taxi drivers everywhere. Here are some common scams you might encounter in China, and how to stay one step ahead. Read more>>

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All the Single Ladies! Why Does China’s “Leftover Women” Phenomenon Exist? HOT

May 23, 2017 Comments(1)

China’s notorious “leftover women” are the lucky ladies who’ve reached the age of 27, but have not yet married. Why are these ladies being set apart? Why don’t men want them? In a land with a male dominated gender imbalance, how can this be happening? ...... Read More>>

Happy Endings in China Not Just for Men HOT

Apr 12, 2017 Comments(61)

One comment on my article about intercultural relationships asked the rather loaded question “why don’t you see more foreign women married to Chinese men?” This is a question that gets asked a lot, and there really is no simple answer. It is obvious to ...... Read More>>

Love and Unavoidable Conflict When Chinese Women and American Men Date HOT

Mar 21, 2017 Comments(48)

We’ve all seen it, everywhere we go, nearly every day: an American man with a Chinese woman on his arm. We’ve also heard the stories from the foreign man’s perspective about all the cultural differences and the interesting exchanges. But what do these ...... Read More>>

Eight Dates, Ten Days--University Students Escape Back to Campus HOT

Feb 15, 2017 Comments(2)

Looking at the experiences of two young, single women, Xiao Meng and Rou Rou, one gets an idea of what its like to be a young single in China. ... Read More>>

Blind Dates and Spring Festival HOT

Feb 06, 2017 Comments(7)

Relatives setting up Chinese singles on blind dates has become commonplace during the Spring Festival Holiday, but many singles aren’t necessarily comfortable with the prospect. ... Read More>>

Chinese Women Hire Fake Boyfriends for Spring Festival Trip Home HOT

Jan 23, 2017 Comments(8)

Young men who hire themselves out as “fake boyfriends” are in high demand for the holidays. This article explores the concept of rental boyfriends and the motivations behind the young women who opt for one. ... Read More>>

Understanding the Construction of the ‘Asian-Guy’ Stereotype HOT

Jan 16, 2017 Comments(4)

Pretty much on a daily basis I feel someone not-so-slyly staring or double-glancing at me and my Hong Kong boyfriend holding hands. So what’s the deal here? ... Read More>>

Dealing with Negative Stereotypes of Cross-Cultural Dating HOT

Dec 26, 2016 Comments(175)

Bowie, Iggy or Bo-ggy combo ran the boozy argument. My friends and I were debating who penned the track 'China Girl'. A quick internet search later and we were none the clearer. The mysterious algorithms and search bots, which are supposed to know our wants ...... Read More>>

Do Expats Understand Chinese Women? The Truth Behind the Stereotypes HOT

Dec 12, 2016 Comments(1)

This translated article claims that Chinese women often stay in loveless or abusive marriages to avoid being an older divorcee. Chinese women have strict conditions for marriage because getting married is a huge gamble for young women. Divorced women have a ...... Read More>>

Foreigner Vs Chinese Tradition: Relationship Roles in a Chinese Family HOT

Oct 11, 2016 Comments(48)

In China, family roles are still relatively traditional. While it is common for both men and women to work outside the home, when it comes to breadwinning, housework, and childrearing, China tends to fall in line with long standing gender roles. The man ...... Read More>>