China in 2 minutes a day
Top news and analysis delivered to your inbox

Divorce is on the rise in China

"
With his slick navy suit, silver watch and nonstop smoking, Yu Feng is an unlikely ambassador for Chinese family values. The office from which he operates, in Chongqing in western China, looks more like a sitting room, with gray sofas, cream curtains and large windows looking out on the city’s skyscrapers. Women visit him here and plead for help. They want him to persuade their husbands to dump their mistresses.”
4 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
China in 2 minutes a day
Top news and analysis delivered to your inbox

More from SupChina

Too many corpses to bury: China’s new campaign for cremation
In 1956, Mao Zedong proposed cremation as a modern way to dispose of the dead that would eliminate the feudal superstitions associated with traditional burials. As China’s cities run out of spaces for graveyards, a new campaign rebrands cremation as “eco-burial.” Read more
Mar 30, 2017