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.

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This unconventional way was pioneered by none other than the son of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Jiang Jing-guo, who married 19-year old Faina Vakhreva in 1935.

A lot of things have changed since then, but the tendency only grew stronger, which is even more surprising in a country where traditionally men were the masters of the world and women were treated like slaves.

The original population of the island of Taiwan and its associated islands, i.e.

not including Kinmen and the Matsu Islands, consisted of Taiwanese aborigines, speaking Austronesian languages and sharing mitochondrial DNA contribution with island peoples of Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Not to mention the fact that dating someone is actually quite complicated because a good part of the guys in their late 20s are already married!! Why is it that so many seem to prefer cheating than leave their ‘safety net’ (aka gf)?

Why does it seem that foreign girls are their preferred choice when they look for xiaosan?

Past expat female friends of mine recounted onlookers muttering “Russian prostitute” as they walk by.

Yes, many Chinese think Western women are sluts — you can largely thank those Hollywood movies/TV shows, which are ever-so-popular in China, for reinforcing this idea. So in China, that makes us an easy target for any guy with an easy extramarital affair on his mind — he sees your foreign face, and immediately assumes you’re already game for just about anything in bed, even if it means playing mistress.

In Taiwan, more and more local men are longing to find a foreign wife; and more often they choose not a quiet and obedient girl from nearby China or Vietnam, but a loud redheaded Australian or a perky blue-eyed Russian.