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A holiday of dread for China's single women

Jan 31, 2019 - The Washington Post

BEIJING - Spare a thought for the single Chinese woman this Lunar New Year holiday.

The remonstrations over their unwed status and the pressure on them to get married are so intense that some of these "leftover women" - the name for women not married by their late 20s - are searching for ways to avoid this family badgering.

Some are asking their bosses for extra work during China's biggest holiday, which falls on Feb. 5 this year. Others are inventing boyfriends.

But still, t...