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Local youth keep grip on Chinese marriage values, Monday, February 06, 2012
post Feb 6 2012, 01:05 PM
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Kenneth Foo from Standard

Despite rising divorce rates, an overwhelming majority of young people still maintain traditional views of love and marriage, a survey shows.

The recent survey by Tuen Mun Town Plaza of 657 high school students and university undergraduates showed that about 90percent want to hold traditional wedding banquets while more than half intend to tie the knot before reaching 30. Furthermore, more than 80percent look forward to having children.

"The results are very encouraging as they show that even if our society has become more liberal, young people still hold traditional Chinese values of setting up a family and sharing everything in a family," said Hong Kong Institute of Family Education chairman Tik Chi-yuen.

The number of divorce applications in Hong Kong soared to 20,849 last year, compared to 19,263 in 2009.

Many of those who want a wedding banquet say they respect the views of their parents and want to comply with cultural traditions.

More than 70percent of male respondents want to get married before the age of 30, compared to 51percent of women.

This goes against the assumption that women are more eager to marry early than men.

In addition, 65percent of men want to have children before the age of 30, compared to 50percent of women who are inclined to have kids at this point.

Tik believes women these days are more financially independent and refuse to be tied down by marriage and children early in life.

"It is necessary to strike a balance as a marriage breaks down when people are unable to juggle family duties and their private needs," Tik added.

Meanwhile, a separate survey of 1,895 working professionals in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia revealed that Hong Kong women are far more likely than their Southeast Asian peers to believe in true love or date someone who makes less money.

"The results vindicate Hong Kong women, who are often accused of being materialistic, by showing that they focus on men's inner qualities," said Lin Xiao- wan, the founder of regional dating agency Lunch Actually which conducted the survey.
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