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Surviving the Chinese New Year

January 31, 2012

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For most Chinese, the week-long Chinese New Year vacation has just ended. Hundreds of millions of Chinese have returned from their parents’ homes back to where they work or go to school, accomplishing, almost magically, the most challenging travel of the year. But if you think that travel is the only challenge of the New Year, […]

Love Comes with a Price Tag, and a Return Policy Too: Controversy over New Marriage Law Interpretations

August 19, 2011

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“Marriage Law Interpretations, the Third Edition,” (Interpretations) recently issued by the Supreme Court and effective since August 13, 2011, is perhaps the most controversial Marriage Law interpretations in China. According to the Interpretations: In case of paternity testing, refusal of testing establishes the other party’s position; Yields and accretions of premarital personal property is not considered […]

Holy Goddesses of China Trampling Men, and Singing Too

May 12, 2011

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The term shengnu has been around for a while. It first appeared online and was listed as one of the 171 new words of 2007 by the Ministry of Education in China. Literally, shengnu means “leftover woman,” but, as a wordplay, it also sounds like “holy goddess.” This term is used by Chinese to refer to single women […]