Not nostalgic snapshots of graduation or prom, however. You can find many such scenes if you walk through Shanghai's People's Park on the weekend.
Hundreds of parents gather at an ad hoc "marriage market," desperately trying to find spouses for their unwed kids.
The survey conducted by the Shanghai Academy of Social Science and other institutes covers topics such as sexual behavior, sexual knowledge and sex education.
Findings were released yesterday based on survey data from over 5,300 young people aged between 15 and 24.
The missing men we found in Chengdu, where the whole city was crawling with construction crews, doing hard manual labor.
While I’m sure there are a hundred porn sites that will cater to your whim (I am afraid to check, but is the Internet), I know of a better place for you. The streets in Shanghai follow a handy naming scheme - cities run east/west, provinces north/south - and Nanjing Lu is an east-west avenue that serves as Shanghai’s main commercial drag.
Notebooks in hand, parents compare critical selling points: salaries, age, height, weight, education and ambitions. Some parents do not see a viable future for their children if they don't have a strong family.
The market also exists because, for many eligible men, there is a shortage of women to marry. For many families in China, sons are more desirable than daughters.
The country where, if you stop to examine a pen in a stationery store, a woman will float over to help you make your selection - do you really think they’ll let you palpate the plastic ass in peace, the three of them, in a space the size of a walk-in closet?
I have always been terrified of helpful salespeople, especially the hovering kind, and so my first few days in China were rough.