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Old 04-12-2014, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Russian-Chinese marriages: Love or convenience? | Russia Beyond The Headlines ASIA

I think there might be more Russian-Chinese mixed marriages, especially as Russia seems to have a surplus of women and China of men. Of course, they'll always be a minority I think, but especially in border towns, we will see more of this, and more people of mixed Sino-Russian ancestry.

Sino-Russian relations are of course nothing new, there were large Russian communities (especially in Harbin) before the Communist takeover, and Chinese living in Russia (including Vladivostok, formerly a Chinese city) but these were largely extirpated by the respective Communist regime, especially as relations between the two countries soured.

Russians travel to China in large numbers, and in the Far East there seems to be an interesting relationship between the two (not always good, but interesting nonetheless).
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Russian-Chinese marriages: Love or convenience? | Russia Beyond The Headlines ASIA

I think there might be more Russian-Chinese mixed marriages, especially as Russia seems to have a surplus of women and China of men. Of course, they'll always be a minority I think, but especially in border towns, we will see more of this, and more people of mixed Sino-Russian ancestry.

Sino-Russian relations are of course nothing new, there were large Russian communities (especially in Harbin) before the Communist takeover, and Chinese living in Russia (including Vladivostok, formerly a Chinese city) but these were largely extirpated by the respective Communist regime, especially as relations between the two countries soured.

Russians travel to China in large numbers, and in the Far East there seems to be an interesting relationship between the two (not always good, but interesting nonetheless).
One of my students has a Chinese father and Russian mother; another has a Russian father and a Chinese mother. In an interesting paradigm shift, the children think of me as a novelty for being blonde-haired and blue-eyed but not speaking Russian; the school I teach is in the Taojin district, which is one of the more foreigner-heavy enclaves. I live in the Liede district, which is a bit more upper class and has a lot of Americans, Australians, British and other Europeans, while Taojin is generally more middle-class (though up on the hill you have one of the wealthiest parts of GZ) and has more Russian/CIS, Middle Easterners, Africans, Central Asians, etc.

Here in Taojin, you do actually see a fair number of Russian-Chinese relationships, and I'd wager to say that they're probably about 50/50 male to female, whereas when it comes to North American/Euro/Aussie-Chinese, it's like 90/10 male to female. There are still lots of areas in Russia where the poverty relative to what you see in the West is pretty grave, and for a leggy, possibly busty and/or blonde, blue-eyed woman, it's no sweat to come here and marry a wealthy, educated, and cultured Chinese guy who will treat them like royalty and live in much higher standards than what they could hope for back home. And then, plenty of Russian guys come here and all the same that happens to plenty of us other foreigners, they meet a girl they like and the rest is history.
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Old 04-12-2014, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Interesting, so are the children mostly just Chinese? Are they just treated like anyone else?
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:04 AM
 
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I met a half Ukrainian and half Chinese woman before, she looked like a Latin American Mestiza.
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:48 AM
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I think there might be more Russian-Chinese mixed marriages, especially as Russia seems to have a surplus of women and China of men. Of course, they'll always be a minority I think, but especially in border towns, we will see more of this, and more people of mixed Sino-Russian ancestry.

Sino-Russian relations are of course nothing new, there were large Russian communities (especially in Harbin) before the Communist takeover, and Chinese living in Russia (including Vladivostok, formerly a Chinese city) but these were largely extirpated by the respective Communist regime, especially as relations between the two countries soured.

Russians travel to China in large numbers, and in the Far East there seems to be an interesting relationship between the two (not always good, but interesting nonetheless).
I wouldn't be surprised if they decided in going to the Ukraine. There is still a healthy supply of Ukranian women if the Russian numbers start dwindling.

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Old 04-12-2014, 10:13 AM
 
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Interesting, so are the children mostly just Chinese? Are they just treated like anyone else?
Yeah, that's basically how most of the kids treat them. One of them is still quite young at 4, the other is a bit older, and she's a member of the Young Pioneers of China so she wears a little red scarf with her school uniform, but then there are also a few black or Middle Eastern kids who are Young Pioneers too since most schools require them to become members, so it's not surprising. They play with other kids at school all the same, you see them in the housing estate plaza playing together... they were born and raised here so they're more or less perfectly integrated. The adults seem to treat them the same, too, with maybe a bit higher-than-average fawning over how beautiful they are from the female teachers and aunties.
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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Interesting, so are the children mostly just Chinese? Are they just treated like anyone else?
Dominant traits. The child no longer looks White.
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Westminster, London
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They're certainly not lacking in physical attractiveness.

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Old 04-12-2014, 10:32 PM
 
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The article says that it is a rarity
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Old 04-13-2014, 12:41 AM
 
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Dominant traits. The child no longer looks White.
It varies, some look more white some more asian. You probably just see the asian side more because you're used to European features. A Chinese person will see the European traits more.
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