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More educated Chinese women seek foreign husbands

More educated Chinese women seek foreign husbands

Ms Mandy Li runs Lion City Marriage Agency, which specialises in matchmaking Chinese nationals with Singaporeans. Her agency has more than 600 female members aged between 25 and 45 from China, and up to half of them have higher education. -- ST PHOTO: TERRENCE LIM By Jason Ou More women in China looking for Mr Right in foreign countries, including Singapore, are turning out to be well educated and well off. This year the number of marriages between Chinese women and foreigners reached a milestone, surpassing an estimated one million, according to China's media. That compares to just 14,193 transnational marriages in 1982, mostly between Chinese women and Caucasian men. Background story Only 7 per cent of those polled put a foreigner's bank account first in a relationship. The rest said they pay more attention to a man's character, lifestyle and career. Furthermore, one in ...

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