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Meet Chinese women and celebrate Father’s Day in China

When you’re on the quest to meet Chinese women and hopefully find the love of your life, learning a bit about their culture comes with the territory. It can be particularly fun to learn how holidays that we celebrate in the West are observed in China. One good example is Father’s Day.

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In the past – during WWII in particular – China celebrated Father’s Day on August 8. At the time, the government wanted to honor dads as well as fallen soldiers. They chose this date because it can be shortened to “bā bā,” which means “eight eight” and sounds very similar to the informal pronunciation for father, “bàba.”

Today, Father’s Day is still celebrated on August 8 in Taiwan. In Mainland China, Macau, and Hong Kong, Father’s Day is now celebrated on the third Sunday in June, just like in the United States. This year, that happens to be June 21. Father’s Day isn’t a public holiday and is celebrated primarily by expatriates.

Many of the larger cities across China have adopted Western traditions like Father’s Day, and the holiday is celebrated much like it is in the U.S. with calls to Dad, small gifts, and special dinners out.

When you meet Chinese women and pursue a romantic relationship, keep in mind that you might need to celebrate Father’s Day – or some other traditionally Western holiday – in China!

What the sexual revolution has in store for Chinese ladies

Around 20 years ago, Hillary Clinton declared that “women’s rights are human rights,” and this is something that also applies to Chinese ladies.

Chinese culture is very different from that in the West. This becomes particularly obvious when a Western man begins dating a woman from China. These women can sometimes be more reserved, although a lot has changed in the two decades since Clinton made her statement.

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Today, Chinese women have many more freedoms than they once did, but there is still some progress to made in terms of of gender equality. Like many other nations in the East, China is in the midst of a rapid – albeit quiet – sexual revolution much like the one the United States went through years ago. For example, premarital sex was illegal prior to 1997. Most Westerners cannot even comprehend such a law.

However, it is important to understand that while some Chinese laws have been adapted to modern times, other laws and social customs are still a bit outdated. It is also important to understand that while some laws are still on the books, Chinese citizens don’t all strictly obey them, and law enforcement doesn’t really enforce them.

What does the future hold for Chinese ladies? Social customs, gender equality, and views on sex are all rapidly changing and have become quite a hot topic in Chinese public debate. Nevertheless, it is impossible to put a timetable on the progression of these social changes.

As for Western men entering into romantic relationships with Chinese women, it is a good idea to take their culture into account. Men from the West come from a very different world, and learning as much about each others cultures as possible can make easing into these differences a little easier.

If you love Chinese ladies and Star Wars

If you’re reading this, you are probably interested in dating Chinese ladies. If you also happen to love the Star Wars movie franchise, you’ll definitely want to read on!

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Star Wars fans will be delighted at the news that the original six films will be screened in China for the first time ever next month at the Shanghai International Film Festival. If you’re planning to head to China this summer to meet some of the Chinese ladies you’ve been interacting with online, this might be a great first date.

Walt Disney Pictures and the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival have partnered to show the first six films over the course of the festival in June. The three prequels – Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – were all shown in Chinese theaters, but the three original films have never screened in the country.

Festival organizers call the Star Wars series one of the greatest sci-fi film masterpieces and would like it to be the topic of discussion for Chinese film lovers in the coming months. In addition, Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuts at the end of the year in China.

The 18th Shanghai International Film Festival takes place from June 13th through June 21st.

Some Chinese ladies have interesting superstitions

Some Western men who date Chinese ladies might be surprised when they hear that a dinosaur exhibit in Beijing has been turned into a wishing well. When you date someone from another culture, their customs and superstitions might seem strange to you, and this is certainly one of those times.

At the Museum of Natural History in Beijing, visitors have begun tossing money at the skeleton of a dinosaur in hopes of getting good fortune and health in return.

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Conservationists have criticized the museum for allowing people to put coins and bills through the gaps in the glass display case, arguing that these acts could damage the fossilized Lotosaurus adcentus. The museum doesn’t seem to be bothered by it and has not made an effort to stop the wishing well activities.

Zhou Ying, director of the museum, doesn’t see the harm in it and cannot see how the “dinosaur wishing well exhibit” could be detrimental to the fossil itself. “Believers might be tossing coins in the container for health or wealth purposes,” he explains.

Archaeologists have a much stronger opinion, and some have even denounced the museum for these practices. Many people feel the same way, claiming that this could lower the museum’s cultural level and might even diminish people’s appreciation of the exhibit.

As interesting and strange as this phenomenon may be, it is worth considering other superstitions that Chinese ladies – and men – might have. The differences between Chinese culture and Western culture are vast, so before entering into a romantic relationship, we recommend learning as much about the other’s culture and customs as possible. The dinosaur exhibits across the land thank you!