A marriage boom of sorts is underway in China where a growing number of African men are tying the knot with Chinese women. While these new families are breaking long-held cultural stereotypes, they are also confronting a whole set of new challenges in the form of China’s byzantine legal system. The South China Morning Post’s Jenni Marsh joins us to discuss her reporting on these new unions and the difficulties ahead for these Sino-African newlyweds.
Jenni Marsh is a British editor and feature writer. After joining the Daily Mail’s sub-editing graduate scheme in 2009, she worked for several years on the newspaper’s feature desk in London. She is now assistant editor of Post Magazine at the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. As a freelance writer, she has been published in the South China Morning Post, the Daily Mail, the Independent, the Guardian, the Sun and Grazia. She is currently researching the African diaspora in Guangzhou, China, with a grant from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
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