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“After years of being badgered by her parents to get married,…



"After years of being badgered by her parents to get married, 26-year-old Zhang Yu finally had enough.

"I have decided never to marry or have a child," said Zhang, a university graduate from Changsha, Hunan province, who moved to Shanghai earlier this year to escape her family and jumpstart her career.

Zhang’s vow to never marry is rare in a country where educated women are constantly told by their families, friends and the state media that they will be lonely and miserable if they do not find a husband quickly.”

For more, see Leta Hong Fincher, “China’s ‘Leftover Women’ Choosing to Stay Single" - article and interview series - at CNN (18 August 2013)

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