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Shacking up | The Economist

A rapid rise in cohabitation does not spell the end of marriage WHEN Da Lin moved in with his girlfriend two years ago, his mother tried to stop them: she feared that their living together unmarried would sully his girlfriend’s reputation and, by association, his too. She will be happy …

China’s high-speed sexual revolution – BBC News

Over the last 20 years, Chinese attitudes to sex have undergone a revolution – a process observed and encouraged by female sexologist, Li Yinhe. “In the survey I made in 1989, 15.5% of people had sex before marriage,” says Li Yinhe. “But in the survey I did two years ago, …

Law requires Chinese to visit their aging parents

BEIJING (AP) — Mothers and fathers aren’t the only ones urging adult children to visit their parents. China’s lawbooks are now issuing the same imperative. New wording in the law requiring people to visit or keep in touch with their elderly parents or risk being sued came into force Monday, …