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Chinese Government Launched Dating App

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China's equivalent of Valentine's Day is known as Qixi. The story behind the holiday comes from a well-known folktale dating back thousands of years about a cowherd and a weaver girl who fall in love and have two children together. Forcibly kept apart from one another on opposite sides of the Milky Way, they see each other just once a year — on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month, when a flock of magpies forms a bridge for them to cross.

While the story behind Qixi is indeed romantic, it was not until the early years of the 21st century that businesses and commercial interests redefined it as China’s own version of Valentine’s Day. However, florists and jewelers aren't the only ones interested in kindling romance these days: Government and Party officials have started treating Qixi as another excuse to push the country’s young singles to get married and settle down. As noble as such efforts sound, they are likely motivated less by a genuine concern for the romantic lives of the country’s citizenry, and more by a desire to raise its birth rate in the face of a looming demographic crisis.https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/12/unlucky-in-love-the-party-is-here-to-help?utm_source=Facebook%20Videos&utm_medium=Facebook%20Videos&utm_campaign=Facebook%20Video%20Blogs
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"The real goal of China’s dating push is not to help people find love at all, but to get them to marry and have children." - Dai Wangyun, Ph.D. Student This is nothing new to China but for people who believe in love, this is kind of creepy. Take note that the main goal of having this app for their citizens is to increase their birth rate and not for love which most of us are desiring.
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Do you think that China's government love intervention is necessary?
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This is so much better than tinder :D
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We don't find love because our government doesn't provide opportunities. That little vision.
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Wow!
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China is basically becoming Black Mirror in real life. Creepy but predictable, after all...
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China is basically becoming Black Mirror in real life. Creepy but predictable, after all...
You watch too much CNN and BBC ,it will harm your brain my lady. face with tears of joy
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Stop multiplying.
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Keeping birth rates down is part of the long term plan against climate change. We have to rethink the economy to one measured by well being rather than growth.
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Ending Communism would raise the birth rate too.
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This is horrible in a time when we really need to lower the global population over time.
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