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Chinese Women Told To Settle For Less To Boost Birth Rates


That's the message that women in China are being told in a bid to boost birth rates.

As the country is being overwhelmed with pensioners, an editorial printed in China's state run newspapers is encouraging young Chinese women to forget the man of their dreams and settle for less. 

“Marriage is a process of tolerating each other, and it’s impossible that everything goes your way,” the article read.

“Change your attitude, return to the reality. Maybe there’ll be some imperfection, but your life will be full for it.”

It's understood that the government is concerned that the low birth rate will cause instability while the imbalance in China’s demographics will result in 30 million new bachelors over the next three decades.

Now single women in their late-20s, referred to as “leftovers”, are being blamed for being too picky.

"A very important reason they have become the ‘leftover’ is that they have idealised love and such idealisation has led many people not to settle for a ‘more or less OK’ person," the editorial read.

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