All aboard the & # 39; love train & # 39 ;! China sends more than 1,000 young single people on a night train journey to help them find their other half
- Unique match-making journey was organized by the railway authority and the Communist Youth League
- The & # 39; Love-Pursuit Train & # 39; with 10 carriages last week took hundreds of people on a two-day one-night outing
- Since the service was launched in 2017, 10 couples have been married after they found each other on the train
- A woman said she met a passenger who shared her values and that they had agreed to enter into a relationship
Some say that love is a journey. And in China, a special train service has been designed to take the 200 million single people of the country to a destination called amour.
More than 1,000 young men and women started a romantic night last week hoping to find their mr and mrs Right among like-minded fellow travelers.
The 10-carriage train, known as the & # 39; Love-Pursuit Train & # 39 ;, was launched three years ago as a creative platform for young people to meet.
A female passenger on the & # 39; love train & # 39; of China gives a hand sign of a heart during the two-day one-day match-making journey
More than 1,000 young people, including 70 railroad workers, took part in the special adventure from Chongqing last week
The organizers of the trip have designed different games to help the participants get to know each other better on the train with 10 carriages
More than 3,000 young people rode the train during their three annual journeys and 10 couples got married after finding each other on the track.
The latest edition left Chongqing North Station on Wednesday for a two-day one-night outing with hundreds of hopeful hopes, including 70 people working for the Chengdu Railway Bureau.
The creative matchmaking service was initiated by the Chengdu Railway Authority together with the Chongqing Communist Youth League.
A female passenger of the & # 39; Love-Pursuit Train & # 39; of the Y999 prays for happiness during the nightly quest for romance
The train from Chongqing North Station to Qianjiang is the third match-making travel authority that has been organized
Four single young people enjoy a meal together during the memorable journey organized by the Chengdu Railway Authority
The organizers of the trip designed different games and eateries to help the participants get to know each other.
The passengers were also invited to stop at an old water town called Zhuo Shui, where they watched traditional performances and enjoyed a banquet for 1,000 people.
During the unique adventure, a woman known as Yang Huan said she has already found a boyfriend.
& # 39; We only met on the return trip and realized that we had the same values & # 39 ;, she told youth.cn, a news website affiliated with the Communist Youth League of China.
She added: & # 39; We realized that we both wanted the kind of love depicted in poem & # 39; To the Oak Tree & # 39; when both parties admire each other but remain independent.
& # 39; We enjoyed being together. [It felt] kind, easy and not reserved. & # 39;
A conductor organizes a curtain before the & # 39; love train & # 39; departs from Chongqing, with hundreds of single men and women
A conductor distributes lunch packages to passengers who have registered for the trip in the hope of finding their other half
Participants enjoy a banquet for 1,000 people during a stopover in an old water town during the overnight trip
Miss Yang said she and her new friend were looking forward to improving themselves while they complemented each other through a relationship.
It can be difficult for young people to find love in China.
To start with, the country has a huge gender gap.
It is estimated that around 30 million Chinese men will be indignant over the next 30 years. The phenomenon is caused by the policy for one child, which was abolished in 2016.
Because they were only allowed one child, many couples decided to break down their unborn girl to get a chance for a boy.
On the other hand, rising costs of living and pressure mean that many young people prefer to remain unmarried.
According to the latest statistics, the Chinese marriage rate reached a low point last year. Only 7.2 out of 1,000 people were brought into the country in 2018.
What is the Chinese policy for one child?
A young Chinese mother looks at her child for a sign with & # 39; contraception is a basic policy of our country & # 39; in Beijing on July 23, 2002
A the mandatory one-child rule was introduced by Beijing in the late 1970s, when the Chinese population grew rapidly – thanks to a post-war baby boom encouraged by Chairman Mao.
It was said that one child policy was aimed at keeping the Chinese population below 1.2 billion at the end of the 20th century.
The ruthless policy was strictly enforced in urban areas. If a woman was pregnant with her second child, she would be asked to break it down.
If the couple decided to keep it, a fine would be imposed – usually three times the annual income of the family.
Selective demographics in the country, such as rural residents and minority groups, were not, however, tied to policy.
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