A woman checks her phone among cyclists on a busy street in Beijing on July 20. A growing number of Chinese people are unmarried. Photo: AFP
A woman checks her phone among cyclists on a busy street in Beijing on July 20. A growing number of Chinese people are unmarried. Photo: AFP
Lijia Zhang
Opinion

Opinion

Lijia Zhang

Why China’s single population boom is no cause for alarm

  • The news that China’s single population has reached 240 million has sparked alarm in some quarters. However, concerns over the threat to individual well-being and social stability posed by the growing number of single households are overblown

A woman checks her phone among cyclists on a busy street in Beijing on July 20. A growing number of Chinese people are unmarried. Photo: AFP
A woman checks her phone among cyclists on a busy street in Beijing on July 20. A growing number of Chinese people are unmarried. Photo: AFP
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