“Zhu Chi, 34, prepares to host a TV show in #Shanghai. “Why should we be with a man less successful than ourselves?” she asked @klaudialech, a photographer who traveled to China last year to document “shengnu.” The term — which means leftover women — refers to the unmarried women in China who are over 27. Official news reports estimate there are 20 million more men under the age of 30 than there are women in China. But because many unmarried men work as farmers in rural villages and have little income, women who seek economic parity in marriage choose from a much smaller pool of eligible bachelors. This #nytweekender, we’re sharing @klaudialech’s photos of single women in China. #lensblog” By nytimes on Instagram.
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