How the one-child policy fueled a new dating industry in China, with government-backed speed-dating events for women over 27 years oldGet the Full StoryQiu Hua Mei, a successful 34-year-old Beijing-based lawyer, is considered a "leftover women" a cultural phenomenon in China referring to educated women in their late 20s and 30s who are not married.
The phrase "sheng nu" or "leftover women" came into popularity a few years prior to the end of the one-child policy a policy from the Chinese government that prohibited families from having more than one child from 1980 to 2016.
Documentary filmmakers Shosh Shalm and Hilla Medalia wanted to highlight the pressure "leftover women" experience to get married and have children by following three women's stories.
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By many people's definitions of success, Qiu Hua Mei, 34, is a woman who has it all.
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