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China

A chinese woman and man sitting in a living room of a house. The man has his left arm wrapped around her back. They are making the vicrtory symbol with their hands. The room has TV behind them, a dining table in front of them, and a room plant in a corner.

Video Page: Li Chenxi Keeps Up the Fantasy by Renting a Boyfriend

Trying to live up to the expectations of those you care about isn't easy! Li Chenxi is 27 years old and has been facing pressure from her family to get married. She herself has no such desire and is fine with the way she lives; but to keep those she cares about happy she, like so many of us, finds a creative way to sustain her mum’s fantasy!
A boy looking in a room through a creaked door. There, a girl is breastfeeding a baby.

Brushstrokes: Married Young

In the Chinese province of Yunnan, ‘early marriage’ is a common phenomenon. Dearth of employment opportunities compels parents to marry off their children before leaving for work in bigger cities. The cultural trend favours early marriage, so there is no social stigma attached to it.
Black-and-white photo of a chinese mother with her child

Life After Loss

China's family-planning policy was first introduced in the late 1970s to rein in the surging population by limiting most urban couples to one child and most rural couples to two children, if the first child born was a girl.
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