China’s Communist Party youth branches are increasingly organising events and social introductions for singles. Photo: AFP
China’s Communist Party youth branches are increasingly organising events and social introductions for singles. Photo: AFP

China’s singles put their hearts in the hands of the Communist Party

  • Local youth branches are acting as matchmakers to help single people struggling to find love in a country where men vastly outnumber women
  • In rural areas the imbalance can be ‘beyond 10-to-1’ leading to soaring betrothal gifts as families battle for brides

China’s Communist Party youth branches are increasingly organising events and social introductions for singles. Photo: AFP
China’s Communist Party youth branches are increasingly organising events and social introductions for singles. Photo: AFP
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