Lonely Hearts Club: Tales of 21st Century Love in China

By Emily Wetzki, February 13, 2016

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In our "Lonely Hearts Club" series, part of our February 2016 cover story, we look at some of the contemporary faces of modern-day romance in China.

Click through each of the posts below to find stories on 21st Century Love in China, including a Jiangxi man jilted by his Vietnamese mail-order bride, a selection of China's young singles with different views on what it means to be unmarried and the gay couples using apps to set up sham marriages.

The Chinese Men Deserted by Their Vietnamese Mail-Order Brides, by Karoline Kan
The Gay Couples in Sham Straight Marriages in China, by Jamie Fullerton
How Views on Marriage Are Changing For China's Singles, by Dominic Ngai

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