Illustration: Liu Rui/GT Editor's Note: Decades after China's opening up, intercultural relationships can still become an issue.
A recent article titled "Single foreign females in China don't have it easy," published in Global Times Metro Shanghai on April 28, has sparked huge controversy.
This means those who fail at home go to China because they see Asian women as a reliable back-up option.
Even worse, it means that Asian women are disposable.
The Global Times has invited three people to share their views of interracial relationships in today's China.
By Cecily Huang An English friend, who just moved back to London from China, told me he missed China, and more importantly, the attention from Chinese women that he will never get in London.
That was the beauty of having a relationship with a Westerner.
He showed me a new culture, lifestyle and gave me a new perspective on the world, our relationship, and even myself.
Chinese society is getting more open, however, dating a white guy in China is not easy.
Sometimes, I get discriminated against by Chinese men on the street.
What this means is that foreign men have the impression that Asian women are easy and they are entitled to them.
While giving foreign men a confidence boost, it warps their perception to the point it is not about people, but objects.