Service or opportunism?
Buying a stairway to marital dreams set to be more common as China’s burgeoning young and middle class seek material wealth but are encumbered by being time poor. That many are the product of the one-child policy cannot be discounted in this analysis. They are each, their parental line’s only shot at continuity. Also pertinent and a huge point of difference is to remember that what is a norm to many in the West such as meeting someone at the bar or party, is still a foreign concept to many.
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1st Shanghai Love & Marriage Expo Held 2012-01-16 By the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau
Parents are a critical gatekeeper of the dating game – it is not surprising to find parents at the forefront of their only child’s shot at lifelong companionship. This can be the case in overseas Chinese communities too. There are simply some Chinese characteristics that have more to do with shared enculturation than perceptions of nationality.
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Course teaches Chinese women how to marry ‘elite’ foreigner in 90 days
Shanghai company offers training classes for women seeking elite Westerner husbands
By Ernest Kao
Source – SCMP, published May 31, 2013
Couples find marital bliss at a mass wedding in Hangzhou, but others may need some help. Enter: Seek-a-Husband training. Photo: Reuters
Droves of women from across China flocked to Shanghai’s Love and Marriage Expo this month in hopes of learning a tip or two about how to get hitched.
But Liang Yali, founder of the Seek-a-Husband Training Programme, has been teaching such skills in the metropolis for years.
Ninety days – that’s all it will take for her training programme to teach single women how to find – and marry – that laowai (expatriate) knight in shining armour, Liang purported, in an interview with the Modern Express newspaper.
After a 1½-month courtship, Liang managed to find the American husband of her dreams – you know, the “honest, considerate type” who happens to be a general manager at some big multinational corporation. The two are now happily married.
Please click here to read the full article at the South China Morning Post