Gender relations

Sneaky salarymen scheme, skim and hide cash from their wives

Sneaky salarymen scheme, skim and hide cash from their wives

Corporate samurai reveal the secrets of their penny-pinching ways to hit the town
Confessions of a 'naked' bride

Confessions of a 'naked' bride

OK, they did wear clothes, but this Shanghai couple needed very few other props to get hitched
Chinese women opting out of the workforce

Chinese women opting out of the workforce

Women might hold up half China’s sky, but more and more are ditching work schedules for aprons and play dates
China surpasses the world in yet another category: Quality husbands

China surpasses the world in yet another category: Quality husbands

Shanghainese husbands are renowned as the best in China, and maybe the world. Here are five reasons why
Shanghai’s ultimate matchmaker: Gong Haiyan

Shanghai’s ultimate matchmaker: Gong Haiyan

The Internet has replaced parents as China's most convenient love connector, and it's pretty much down to one woman's website
The woman smoking her way into Chinese society

The woman smoking her way into Chinese society

Lily Wang smokes cigars and she does it like a lady, becoming the beacon for Chinese women who like to light up
Alexis Ong: Get a room, we don't want to see you making out in public

Alexis Ong: Get a room, we don't want to see you making out in public

The Mandarin Gallery’s recent ban on kissing and canoodling in public couldn't have come fast enough
Tracy You on: The stigma of being single in Shanghai

Tracy You on: The stigma of being single in Shanghai

Despite what you may have heard, not every "leftover woman" in Shanghai is a high maintenance gold digger
'The Girl Who Played with Fire' sets Shanghai ablaze

'The Girl Who Played with Fire' sets Shanghai ablaze

The simplified Chinese edition of Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl Who Played with Fire” is ready to thrill Shanghai's crime story lovers
Do Shanghai men need their own special day?

Do Shanghai men need their own special day?

August 3 has unofficially become “Men’s Day” in Shanghai and cities across China. But China debates whether it's really necessary
China Love Report: 'Leftover women' look for younger men

China Love Report: 'Leftover women' look for younger men

A new report into the state of love in China highlights a new breed of woman -- the shengnu (剩女)
The importance, or not, of International Women’s Day in China

The importance, or not, of International Women’s Day in China

Six local ladies discuss the impact of March 8, International Women's Day and a Chinese national holiday, on their lives
Chinese men head to Vietnam for the 'perfect wife'

Chinese men head to Vietnam for the 'perfect wife'

Facing a bride shortage at home, Chinese men are looking south for cheap and cheerful soul mates. At least that is the online buzz
Shanghai's marriage market: Bridal bliss or marital mayhem?

Shanghai's marriage market: Bridal bliss or marital mayhem?

With a projected 24 million bachelors in China by 2020, Shanghai’s parents at the local marriage market have their work cut out
Hunting down female executive rooms in Shanghai

Hunting down female executive rooms in Shanghai

Shanghai looked like it was one city willing to cater to female executive needs. The reality is very different
The things Japanese girlfriends should never do

The things Japanese girlfriends should never do

Japanese boys reveal their girlfriends' most annoying habits
Shanghai pickup artists boot camp-- an eyewitness view

Shanghai pickup artists boot camp-- an eyewitness view

Geoff Ng gets a crash course in picking up women from PickupAsia master RedpoleQ