Facts about China: SOCIETY & SEX

China Mike’s 100% verified, no B.S. China facts (interesting & fun statistics):


China facts: MISC. SOCIETY


About 30% of Chinese adults live with their parents, according to a 2005 survey by a China’s Research Institute for the Elderly.
[ Xinhuanet News “30% Chinese adults live with parents” July 8, 2005 ]


“Wang” (王) is the most common Chinese surname…shared by about 130 million Chinese (or 9.9% of China’s population). The next most common are: Li (李), Zhang (张/張) and Liu (刘/劉).
[ Wikipedia “Chinese surname”, “List of common Chinese surnames” ]


The top 10 surnames in China together account for about 40% of all Chinese people worldwide. Only 129 names accounted for 87% of all Chinese surnames.
[Wikipedia “Chinese surname”; AP News “Bizarre names not where it’s @, China says” Aug. 16, 2007 ]

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China facts: CONCUBINES & INFIDELITY


China’s booming economy has resulted in a return of Chinese concubines, who are referred to as “er nai” (“second breast”).
[ The Independent UK, “Welcome back: Return of capitalism to China means a major comeback for the concubine” Aug. 26, 2009 ]


An estimated 90% of senior Chinese officials punished on serious graft charges between 2004-2009 were found to have mistresses.
[ The Independent UK, “Welcome back: Return of capitalism to China means a major comeback for the concubine” Aug. 26, 2009 ]

SEX & CHANGING SOCIETAL NORMS


Love Land—a sex theme park in Chongqing—was quashed by local officials and ordered to be torn down before construction was completed. The park was supposedly aimed at improving sex education, however, officials called it “vulgar, ill-minded and misleading”.
[ New York Times “Chinese City Is Chilly to a Sex Theme Park” May 18, 2009; BBC News “China sex theme park demolished” May 2009]



An Obama blow-up sex doll was one of the items featured in the 2010 Sex Culture Festival held in Guangzhou.
[ The Telegraph UK “Barack Obama sex doll for sale in China” Nov. 3, 2010 ]



Among Chinese young people aged 14 to 20, the average age of first sexual experience was 17.4, according to a survey conducted in seven major Chinese cities. Those aged 31 to 40 lost their virginity much later, at 24.1 years old.
[ Time Mag. “Sex and the Single Chinese” Dec. 5, 2005 ]


One third of Chinese under the age of 26 had no problem with extramarital affairs, according to a Beijing poll.
[ Time Mag. “Sex and the Single Chinese” Dec. 5, 2005 ]


70% of Beijing residents say they have had sexual relations before marriage (compared to only 15.5% in 1989).
[ Time Mag. “Sex and the Single Chinese” Dec. 5, 2005 ]


In 2004, 65% of urban Chinese women undergoing abortions were single (compared to only 25% in 1999), according to a survey by Shanghai medical researcher Yan Fengting.
[ Time Mag. “Sex and the Single Chinese” Dec. 5, 2005 ]

China facts: HOMOSEXUALITY


Homosexuality was illegal in China until 1997 and classified as a mental disorder until 2001.
[ Wikipedia “LGBT rights by country or territory”; BBC News “Being gay in China: Your stories” Jan. 26, 2010 ]


In 2009, China held its first-ever gay pride event—Shanghai Pride week—12 years after homosexuality was decriminalized. While there has been an “unmistakable blossoming of gay life, even if largely underground…official tolerance has its limits. Gay publications and plays are banned, gay Web sites are occasionally blocked and those who try to advocate for greater legal protections for lesbians and gay men sometimes face harassment from the police.”
[ Newsweek “Gays in China: Just Another Minority” Nov. 1, 2010; New York Times “Gay Festival in China Pushes Official Boundaries” June 14, 2009 ]


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