A woman in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, works on an embroidery this week to mark International Women’s Day on Wednesday. The real issue of leftover women isn’t one of tradition or even nagging, overbearing parents. Photo: AFP

The real issue for China’s ‘leftover women’

Kelly Yang says a publicity stunt at Shanghai’s marriage market highlights the real problem with more people staying single – an inadequate social safety net for single elderly people

Topic |   Ageing society

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A woman in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, works on an embroidery this week to mark International Women’s Day on Wednesday. The real issue of leftover women isn’t one of tradition or even nagging, overbearing parents. Photo: AFP
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