A single 36-year-old woman in China goes viral after declaring she enjoys being single and rejects ‘low-quality marriage’, renewing debate on intense pressure on young Chinese to marry. Photo: SCMP composite
A single 36-year-old woman in China goes viral after declaring she enjoys being single and rejects ‘low-quality marriage’, renewing debate on intense pressure on young Chinese to marry. Photo: SCMP composite

‘High-quality singlehood better than low-quality marriage’: woman’s choice to stay single inspires many and renews debate on China’s marriage obsession

  • A single woman in China trends online after denouncing the country’s culture of ‘marriage as young as possible at any cost’
  • In mainland China, pressuring young people to get married, and in some cases, forcing them to, remains a dominant cultural norm

A single 36-year-old woman in China goes viral after declaring she enjoys being single and rejects ‘low-quality marriage’, renewing debate on intense pressure on young Chinese to marry. Photo: SCMP composite
A single 36-year-old woman in China goes viral after declaring she enjoys being single and rejects ‘low-quality marriage’, renewing debate on intense pressure on young Chinese to marry. Photo: SCMP composite
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