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Once taboo, younger Chinese couples are now living together before marriage at rates similar to those in the U.S.

4 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
early 60 percent of Chinese born after 1985 have lived with a partner before getting married and represent a form of "innovative behavior" among the rising middle classes, according to two academics.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.