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The hardship of single mothers

Unmarried Chinese mothers have to bear a great burden on their own. They usually do not receive any support from the state.

In mid-November, a video of a woman from Dalian went viral on Chinese social media channels. At the breakfast table, the 36-year-old explains that she would prefer a “high-quality single life” to a “low-quality” marriage in any case. “I think women nowadays don’t live in a time where they have to depend on men in a marriage.”

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