The "Matchmaking Park" for Seniors: Beijing, China
The graying Chinese population has surpassed 260 million, while care facilities and welfare systems still remain undeveloped. Among this environment, many senior citizens search for new spouses. More than 200 of them gather every Sunday for matchmaking events in the Beijing park known as the Temple of Heaven. This episode introduces the elderly citizens who, having lived through a turbulent era, now seek their last life partners despite the challenges faced by an aging Chinese society.
Seniors gathering for matchmaking in the park known as the Temple of Heaven
Widower Wu Wenjun is hoping to remarry
Zhang Guihua, a long-term migrant worker, now lacks a hometown where she could return
Zhu Fang has run a matchmaking service since the 1980s