Archived material Access restricted Article
Rantburg

Today's Front Page   View All of Fri 02/22/2013 View Thu 02/21/2013 View Wed 02/20/2013 View Tue 02/19/2013 View Mon 02/18/2013 View Sun 02/17/2013 View Sat 02/16/2013
1
2013-02-22 China-Japan-Koreas
China's 'leftover women', unmarried at 27
Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by  2013-02-22 05:51|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [301 views ]  Top

#1 Yeah, the leftover women (shengnu) have incredibly high standards and demand a ridiculously high price. The few men out there who meet her standards would never want a crazy shengnu for a wife. So, they're left to stew in their own juices. I know a story where a couple broke up before the wedding not because the man didn't own an apartment, he wouldn't sell and then buy a newer, more expensive apartment that was closer to her parents.

A lot of them would rather have no husband rather than a lesser husband. So be it!
Posted by gromky 2013-02-22 06:15||   2013-02-22 06:15|| Front Page Top

#2 Supply and demand, no?
Posted by Perfesser 2013-02-22 07:06||   2013-02-22 07:06|| Front Page Top

#3 The word for this phenom is hypergamy. The Chinese reinforce it by requiring that the groom pay a bride price to the bride's parents. For some of these women, I have to wonder if the bride price runs into the millions.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-02-22 07:11||   2013-02-22 07:11|| Front Page Top

#4 Millions? Too steep for my blood. How much for an hour?
Posted by Iblis 2013-02-22 11:06||   2013-02-22 11:06|| Front Page Top

#5 To raise the child to adulthood. Of course.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-22 12:23||   2013-02-22 12:23|| Front Page Top

#6 And a related topic: [SHANGHAI] Sherry Sheng, a 29-year-old Shanghai policewoman, bought herself a 4,000 yuan (S$792) black fur jacket, splurging for the last time before she starts paying off the mortgage on her first home.

Ms Sheng is part of a generation of middle class that Chinese media has dubbed "fang nu", or housing slaves, a reference to the lifetime of work needed to pay off their debts. Ms Sheng, who paid 1.1 million yuan for the one-bedroom apartment on the city's western outskirts, will be using about 70 per cent of her salary to service her mortgage.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2013-02-22 13:19||   2013-02-22 13:19|| Front Page Top

#7 Its stereotyped as a Chinese or Asia-wide problem that is apparently also "coming to Amerika" + West???

* FREEREPUBLIC > THE LAST [Young = Youthful]GENERATION (AMERICA'S COMING DEMOGRAPHIC DISASTER).
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-22 18:35||   2013-02-22 18:35|| Front Page Top

23:14 JosephMendiola
22:36 Zhang Fei
22:23 Frank G
22:03 Cheting Glomong9412
22:03 trailing wife
21:34 Eric Jablow
21:24 JosephMendiola
21:17 JosephMendiola
21:10 Cheting Glomong9412
21:10 JosephMendiola
21:05 JosephMendiola
20:51 Cheting Glomong9412
20:49 JosephMendiola
19:57 Zhang Fei
19:05 JosephMendiola
18:58 Dopey Sinatra9196
18:46 Marilyn Lover of the Hatfields1778
18:41 JosephMendiola
18:36 Dopey Sinatra9196
18:35 JosephMendiola
18:28 JosephMendiola
18:25 Raider
18:23 Raider
18:22 Raider

Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
54.89.139.226


Paypal:
Google
Search WWW Search rantburg.com