33 Ways to Dispel a Chinese Mistress
There are 33 ways to dispel a mistress according to one of China's top love detectives. Ed Butler explores an unusual new industry that has arisen in some of China's top cities.
There are 33 ways to dispel a mistress according to one of China's top love detectives. An unusual new industry has taken hold in some of the country's top cities. It's called "mistress-dispelling", and it involves hired operatives doing what it takes to separate cheating husbands from their mistresses. With the surge in super-affluent families in China, there has also been an apparent upsurge in the number of men choosing to keep a concubine. And for wives who see divorce as a humiliating option, almost no expense is sometimes spared in seeing off the rival. For Crossing Continents, Ed Butler meets some of these private detectives and "marriage counsellors", heads off on a mistress "stake-out", and asks whether this is all a symptom of a deeper crisis in gender relations in China.
Reported and produced by Ed Butler.
- Thu 21 Dec 2017 11:00
- Christmas Day 2017 20:30