Saturday, May 28, 2016

China's Fake Boyfriends

When they reach their late twenties unmarried women in China are labelled "sheng nu" or "leftover women".  There is an overwhelming societal pressure to settle down and marry young. A film by Daniel Holmes looks at the cultural and historical reasons behind the pressure.
Li Chenxi has no desire to get married.As Chinese New Year looms she makes her annual journey home to face greater than ever expectations. In search of a solution that staves off the marital pressures, Li Chenxi decides to commit the ultimate deception: She hires a handsome boyfriend in Beijing to take home to meet her family and friends.



Via Al Jazeera English

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