As China faces a rapidly ageing population and a growing reluctance among young people to get married and have children, a county-level government in Hebei province is playing matchmaker. Photo: AP
As China faces a rapidly ageing population and a growing reluctance among young people to get married and have children, a county-level government in Hebei province is playing matchmaker. Photo: AP

China’s population crisis prompts county to play Cupid to pair up unwed singles

  • Parents of single children are also expected to take advantage of ‘matchmaking corners’ in high-traffic areas where posters may be hung with personal information for others to review
  • National and regional policies like these aim to address China’s declining marriage and birth rates

Topic |   China's population
As China faces a rapidly ageing population and a growing reluctance among young people to get married and have children, a county-level government in Hebei province is playing matchmaker. Photo: AP
As China faces a rapidly ageing population and a growing reluctance among young people to get married and have children, a county-level government in Hebei province is playing matchmaker. Photo: AP
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