So at the ripe age of 30, I have given up on trying to find my Mr Right. In Beijing, even the most average Western men are able to attract pretty Chinese girls, who seem to be under the impression that they have all the style and sophistication of Daniel Craig.
It is certainly much more common for Chinese women to date foreign men than in my parents’ generation, thanks to Chinese nationals heading overseas for schools and foreigners flocking to Beijing, Shanghai, and other big cities to learn Mandarin and add Chinese experience to their resumes.“Honestly, I fell for you the first time I saw you,” the guy confesses, and the two soon begin a relationship.But the romance turns dark when she learns David is, in fact, a foreign agent who ruthlessly uses Li to obtain government documents.Shanghai resident Chen Heng Tao explains the challenge: “First, you have to understand the ABCD system. She is ambitious, successful in career, comes from a privileged background and has an advanced degree.She wants a man who is at least her equal, so she is looking for an 'A level' man.A recent Chinese propaganda campaign about national security uses a comic called “Dangerous Love” to warn Chinese women not to date foreigners.Li, a college graduate who works for the government, meets red-haired, beak-nosed David, who claims he is an academic, at a friend’s gathering.(援助交际) shortened form enkō (援交) means "compensated dating" and is a practice which originated in Japan where older men give money and/or luxury gifts to attractive women for their companionship and, possibly, for sexual favors.The female participants range from primarily school-aged girls to housewives., “in Tokyo downtown shopping district, I was driving a remarkable red sports car, living in high-end luxury homes.In the news on November 7, Motel 168 near Guangling Road became the headline picture.In the news 20 neotenous female high school students, in order to have more spending money, but also don’t want to earn it through work, went into the hotel chain and became prostitutes, two of them were under 14 years of age.