tv Asia Insight PBS March 9, 2016 6:30pm-7:01pm PST
many of the divorcies from the one child policy generation. experts say the causes of many recent divorces include women's financial independent and being able to establish relations with people. one law firm has been specializing in divorce cases for the past 20 years or so. >> many young couples immediately seek divorce without trying to reconcile. meanwhile, there are other
marriage related issues in china. an increasing number of men can't find spouses, while women, choose not to get married. affluent chinese have new views on relationships. this episode studies how young chinese are redefining happiness and china's one child policy aimed at controlling the nation's population growth was abolished in january 2016. but the 35 years of implementing the policy created a gender imbalance. according to the chinese government, the ratio of unwed men and women stands at 206 to
100, among those born in the '70s. experts estimate that by 2020, some 30 million men won't be able to find a spouse. to tackle this problem, matchmaking sites and courses on love and romance are increasing online. the most popular site by far among single men is huiananhi, which offers instructions on dating and
>> huiananhi provides thorough training to men who don't have girlfriends. courses cover everything from fashion coordination to studying the female psyche and more. paying members can sample all the courses provided. huiananhi is run by may doing lee, a start up to help young men having difficulty finding potential wives. currently, the firm choirarges online and face-to-face courses, and has $8.1 million in annual sales.
the instructor's day begins by replying to the countless emails. on busy days, they get about inquiries. on this day, two of yao's students came to study. huiananhi offers online courses and so-called tran firm mation courses, the lon longest course, 250 days of support, is priced at $500 u.s. these two members signed up because they weren't able to find partners on their own in
rules to practice gs conversation and approaching women the first time. >> the gender imbalance is problematic. in rural areas, there are far more men than women. in metropolitan areas, the opposite trend is even. women outnumber men 4 to 1. some factors behind this imbalance are women prioritizing their careers and women getting married to obtain official beijing residency.
this isa's largest matchmaking agency, located in central beijing. more than 90 million people are registered with baihe, which was founded in 2 005. it handles more than 1 cases a year. >> despite the high cost, roughly $1,700, people continue to sign up. since it's founding, this company has launch add i research division and announcing changes in china's plight concerning marriage.
of b b bay jig's biggest district. built it from a small firm from a few employees to 20. president lee young was senior staff at a company who previously worked at, when lee decided to launch his own company, who resolved to help. now, she is in charge of developing sales strategies based on client data. in addition, she is studying jewelry in her free time to search for new business opportunities. who is indispensable to her company.
eight minute date something a popular method among young people for finding potential spouses. on the day of the event, hu went to a café near the square. admission was 20 us dollars per person. everyone found out about the event online. during the event, people change seats every eight minutes. regardless of how the conversations go, it ends when the person talks to everyone of the opposite gender. this practical and simple system has become so popular that an
the instructor first supports his student by walking side by side, pretending to be a friend. but the student just walked around and didn't talk to anyone. he tried to encourage him. but he came back right even when urged on again, he returned again without approaching any women. in the end, he failed to talk to anyone.
he'll have to try harder in the future. china's only children, a generation born under a policy of population control during the country's rapid ascent to prosperity. the more they pursue their own interests, the more they're labeled selfish and short temper tempered. despite their he have efforts to overcome the stereotype, it may be only for children, marriage is a more challenging issue than we realize.
welcome to "newsline." it is thursday, march 10. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. early thursday, according to south co south conortheastern direction. south korea media say it traveled 500 kilometers. on heightened alert. currently in the middle of annual joint training drills with the u.s., largest ever. the exercises started monday and are heavily criticized by north korea. last