A study by Marry Me Website, Zero Point Consultant
and Tianjing Nankai University reveals the secret formula
that makes for a happy marriage. It is the first study ever
done on the topic with Chinese people. Below are some of
1, Couples who share similar views and outlooks in life,
and have compatible personalities, have a better chance to
make a more harmonious marriage;
2, Couples who take different roles in family life (i.e.
one leads and another plays a supporting role) are more like
to form a smooth relationship. Two stronger characters cause
frequent conflict while two weak personalities lack the ability
to hold the family together.
3, An emotional-stable husband who is tolerant and caring
and a traditional wife who puts the family first make the
best marriage partners.
4, Family income level also plays an important role in making
or breaking a happy marriage. So does wives’ educational
level - a well-educated wife would find more ways to stimulate
the marriage from time to time.
The study also find the majority urban Chinese are quite
satisfied with their partner, only 25 percent women and 20
percent men say they would rather to marry someone else if
they had another chance.
Revival of Han Chinese Costume
More and more young people in China are expressing their
interest in the traditional
Han costume, a style of dress wore by the Han
Chinese people in thousands of years. The long tradition
was brutally halted when the Manchurians entered China 300
years ago, who forced Han Chinese to adopt their straight
gown along with the pigtail hairdo, and killed anyone who
dared to be defiant. Until very recently the only places
to see the Han costume were opera theatres. But now some
young Chinese start wearing it as fashion statement.
A girl wearing traditional Han costume sitting
in a park
Jobless College Graduates in China
The number of China’s college graduates grows rapidly by
the year, from 1.15 million in 2001 to last year’s 3.8 million.
So does the number of jobless rate among the graduates -
in four years it has jumped from 340,000 to 790,000. Lately
the Chinese government announced a new social welfare program
to help the unemployed and low-paid graduates. But 70 percent
graduates who were surveyed said they would not apply for
the financial assistance under whatever circumstances, because
they feared they might be seen as losers.
Death Threat from the Internet
A 13-year old Chinese boy lately logged onto a website
and was greeted by blood-dripping words "The Death
Clock". In the backdrop there was a black tomb, and
next to the tomb a clock is ticking. Following the instructions
on the website, he filled in a form with his birth data
and got a Death Notice displayed on the screen. Unfortunately
in his case, the expiring date of his life was remarkably
near – eight years late, which meant he would die at the
age of 21. That put the boy in a grim mood ever since.
And he was not alone. A great number of teenagers in China
have visited this site and requested a Date Notice, and
many have shown similar symptoms of depression when told
they would die young. Some started wagging school.
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