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Invisible fathers

When 41-year-old An Na first read the article “Pseudo Single Mother,” shared by many mothers in her WeChat Friend Circle, she experienced a shock of recognition.
Source: Global Times | 2014/5/11 19:18:01

Holiday hangover

Zhang Ning always dreads stepping on the scales after Spring Festival, a gluttonous week that demands devouring countless servings of dumplings, fatty pork gristle and niangao (sticky brown New Year cake) in the name of family reunion.
Source: Global Times | 2014/2/11 18:03:01

Elders' own worries reflected on their kids

Many Chinese parents will meet every need of their children in family life, while making harsh judgments for children's educational attainments.
Source: Global Times | 2014/2/26 19:48:02

Bob Geldof 'beyond pain' at death of daughter Peaches

Live Aid founder Bob Geldof said his family was "beyond pain" at the death of his socialite daughter Peaches at the age of 25 on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2014/4/8 20:13:01

Family affair: Sister stands in for absent bride at wedding ceremony

A bride stranded thousands of kilometers away wasn't enough to stop a wedding ceremony in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province after the groom convinced his fiancée's sister to take her place.
Source: Global Times | 2014/4/14 23:08:03

Festive Family Fun

The wait is over – Christmas finally arrives on Wednesday. On this holiday that is so strongly associated with family togetherness, parents should not miss this opportunity to take their children out to enjoy Christmas in Beijing at an amusement park, a snow festival or a lively performance. There are options for lovers who want to celebrate a romantic Christmas; meanwhile, singles may be able to give themselves the best gift of all by finding a date. To find out the best places for families to enjoy a fun Christmas, read on.
Source: Global Times | 2013/12/22 18:38:01

Valentine's with lover, or Lantern Festival with parents?

Loyalty to your lover or loyalty to your parents? This has become a heated debate online in the lead up to Valentine's Day – which this year falls on Friday, the same day as the Lantern Festival, a day traditionally regarded as an occasion for family gatherings.
Source: Global Times | 2014/2/13 23:33:01