Eventually, Chinese women are expected to make compromises and accept the destiny of a married life.
Yu’s story is illustrative of a recent phenomenon in China, where there used to be huge stigmas attached to divorce and online dating, especially for women – not to mention older women. And I believe many of us have already changed.”Enjoying this article? By 2020, an estimated 24 million Chinese men will be “leftover” – a derogatory term, usually reserved for Chinese women who have failed to marry by the age of 30 despite higher income and educational background.Alice Wong, a 32-year-old housewife and mother from Hunan province, thinks that it is not difficult at all for women to get married these days given the gender imbalance.“To find a husband is easy, but to find a husband you really love is not,” said Wong.“These are the kinds of compromises women are making.Pressure is still on women to marry, but expectations of quality are lowering,” he added.No marriage shall be legally entered into by any person under this age, except where a competent authority has granted a dispensation as to age, for serious reasons, in the interest of the intending spouses. The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The present Convention shall be open for accession to all States referred to in article 4, paragraph 1. Accession shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument of accession with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The present Convention shall come into force on the ninetieth day following the date of deposit of the eighth instrument of ratification or accession. For each State ratifying or acceding to the Convention after the deposit of the eighth instrument of ratification or accession, the Convention shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after deposit by such State of its instrument of ratification or accession. Any Contracting State may denounce the present Convention by written notification to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.