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Life, Sex and Rock and Roll for Young Chinese Abroad!
Life, Sex and Rock and Roll for Young Chinese Abroad!

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MTV Staying Alive Project - Chinese Wanted

中国朋友们:

Commissioned by MTV, the Firecracker Films production company based in London, is currently making a documentary about sex and relationships with young people around the world. 

In this, they are very keen to have some Chinese voices included, so anybody, particularly Chinese, aged between 18-24 are welcome to take part in this and talk about your own stories, perspectives, or attitudes towards sex.

If interested, please do get in touch with the team. Contact: 
Tel: (+44) 0207 349 4518 
Email: mtvproject@firecrackerfilms.com
Twitter: World Sex Project
Facebook: World Sex Project

More details, please see:
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Just watched the show "Thieves and boy" at Oran Mor, Glasgow. The audience I talked to all enjoyed it very much. The show was written by a young female Chinese writer How Jingfang, and adapted, directed by Scottish artist Davey Anderson. The 45 minutes show starts in a comic way, and gradually builds up into a very deep, emotional story, full of inside struggle and contradictory ideas about social justice. 

Tomorrow (11th) at 1pm is the last show in Glasogw, then they will go to Bathgate and Edinburgh. So try to get the tickets, worth it.
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Happy Women's Day!!!
We also thank you men, who know how to appreciate our beauty, and make us laugh:)
So ChinaGirlsAbroad is definitely not a magazine only for women! It's for all ladies and gentlemen, Chinese and non-Chinese. 
Wait and see, we will have cute men's feature soon!!!
Love you all~
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Hello guys, the 3rd issue of CGA is finally launched! We have got 7 new hot articles for you, with a bit innovation of  our team members' drawing instead of photographing. These 7 articles are:

1, Like the Virgin 

2, Alternative media--an important channel for Chinese gay people to speak out

3, Three great phrases for how to live

4, Does travel change your soul? Just smile!

5, Best way around Scotland--Castle Sween

6, Why can't the British count?

7, Life, the universe and all that

Check it out, and don't forget, if you want to read articles from previous issues, just go to the "Previous Issues" in the Main Menu on the left column. 

Hope you enjoy reading them, and all comments are welcome. :)

Here is the link: http://www.chinagirlsabroad.com/en/
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An elderly gay couple just got married in China with the "bride" in white dress and veil. Congratulations! This incident further pushed the public discussion about gay marriage in China. Some Chinese Sociologists are appealing for gay marriage legalization, because they believe there is a huge demand for gay marriage, why not satisfy them? More importantly, it can greatly reduce the tragedy of unhappy women who are trapped in unhappy marriage.

As reported, there are about 30 million gay people in China, and more than 16 million women have married to gay men. Interestingly, there is no analysis about how many lesbians get married to men due to the stress from the family or society. It seems lesbians in China are under greater pressure and their interest is less explored or discussed. 

Here is the report about the elderly gay couple marriage:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/4774375/Elderly-gay-couple-marry-in-China.html
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Hey look, the online magazine Voice for Arran has done a featured story in their February issue about Yajun Deng (the editor of ChinaGirlsAbroad) and her story setting up CGA, and the romantic encounter with Arran. It's a short, lovely piece, and big big thanks to Voice for Arran. Read the story here: http://www.arranart.com/voice2/
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A Chinese gay boy commited suicide on 10 January 2013, aged 29. He wrote a letter before he left, which tells the whold story of his life. Being born in a village in northeast China, he was a very independent boy. As parents were too busy to look after him, he wasn't very close with them. His father died when he was 14, which as he said could be the reason of him being gay, as he needed a strong shoulder to lean on.

He liked playing guita, singing songs. As a tall, talented boy, he had a few boyfriends since university. After graduation, he went to Beijing and settled there as a singer in pubs. However one day when he was back in his hometown, his mother accidently found out he is gay. Since then, all sorts of verbal attack from all the relatives flooded to him. He said he was like a prisoner waiting to be interrogatted all the time. In the beginning, he tried to explain, but after all, he replied with total silence, and then he stopped eatting to show his determination. when he wrote the letter, it was already the 9th day since he stopped eatting. His mother was still waiting for him to compromise, but she didn't know how determined he was, and his boyfriend was still waiting for him in Beijing.

Finally he left, with this letter. It hurts, especially people like us at his age. We know we can do nothing to bring him back, but one thing for sure is that China needs a change. And I think this change can begin with this public discussion. As a student in UK, I do think there is a much broader and deeper discussion about these sensitive but important issues in the western countries. And there is a much relaxed atmosphere for gay people.
 
I have to say, Chinese people are becoming more open and criticle since the increasingly intensive communication with the world. And there are about 30 million gay people in China, which means every 2/3 people in 100 are gay. Still, China is too big with a huge population. And the biased concept about gay has been deeply rooted in most Chinese people's mind, especially the older generations or those in small towns or villiages. So it does need a few generations' effort to make a big difference.

So I guess the only thing we can do is to keep talking and writing about these things, and hopefully China could have a wide arranage of disscussions about these issues. And finally people can feel more relaxed about it.
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Launched!!! The 2nd edition of ChinaGirlsAbroad has now officially open to public! For the 2nd edition, we have got 7 interesting and thought-provoking articles, the same as usual original pictures, and quite British Chinese humor. Also, we... have added the "Previous Issues" in the main menu, so you won't miss the articles from the previous issue.

Now it's really the time to know new China, and the new generation of Chinese. All the new ideas in China are like combustible mixture, queuing to explode. So if you want to know what's happening in young Chinese' mind, read our articles. Here is the link: http://www.chinagirlsabroad.com/
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Yesterday, a new Chinese social survey came out saying: 95.2% of the 4499 interviewees believe that China is short of comity, and 62.7% agree that in the society "the person who yields/compromises/being polite, the person suffers (谁让谁吃亏)"。S...trangely, China is a country claimed by ourselves as "a nation of politeness(礼仪之邦)", but why the fact is going opposite and what is stopping us from being polite or generous?

If you have any thoughts, join our discussion here at: http://www.chinagirlsabroad.com/en/features/19-being-polite-in-china-and-britain#comment-81
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Look! our article "Being polite in China and Britain" is now on Glasgow Guardian! You can find this newspaper in SRC or Fraser at Glasgow Uni. Of course you can read it from our magazine: http://www.chinagirlsabroad.com/en/features/19-being-polite-in-china-and-britain Don't forget, you can also send us your stories, anything you think is interesting, meaningful or just simply want to share. We are here waiting for you! xx
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