So many years after, when things, mindset, and ideas tend to be more liberal, we wonder, what’s the real deal now? We’ve asked real-life couples who had to undergo this murky situation to share with us their interesting journey that transcends race, culture, and language all in the name of love: The Couple: Jason Tan and Kath Garcia-Tan Their story: Jason’s parents hail from Mainland, China but he was born in the Philippines.
Because of their family tradition of being only allowed to marry a fellow Chinese, he had to keep his relationship with Kath for six years from his mom, until he finally gathered the courage to tell her.
And a classmate who dated a pure Chinese guy experienced shunning…
when she was introduced to the Chinese parents, she was treated like a ghost.
The struggle: Jason’s mom didn’t like Kath, at first.
But eventually, his mom saw that they weren’t kids anymore and they were about to settle down already.
"The Supreme People’s Court of China (on Wednesday) passed legislation that will ban Chinese women from marrying non-Chinese men, with the law coming into effect at the beginning of 2018," says an article in the East Asia Tribune.
"The policy had been fiercely debated for a number of months before it finally won approval from the required number of legislators earlier (Wednesday.) Civil rights groups in China have condemned the restriction, pointing out that it discriminates against women by still permitting males to enter into interracial marriages." It is, at its root, a math problem.
Nothing can severe the strings "not distance, changing circumstances, or love.
Marriage is their destiny." According to Chinese custom a man should marry a woman who is several years younger than him and should have less education.
Some of the earliest marriages were with Chinese merchants and students who came to the country and married Euro-American women.
As time went on, more laborers came and some of them also ended up marrying American women — Euro-American as well as minorities.
Thanks to years of a one-child policy that favored having boys but not girls, the country has a very large imbalance in male-female marrying-age ratios.