London: More than two-thirds of Chinese babies -- 77% -- are born to parents who are not married. This might be a shameful situation in Christian countries around the world. In the land of the East, it is a point of pride.
China may have been colonized by Christian nation's at one point in it's history, but it is now the most self aware society on the planet, and with that one amazing fact, an episode of understanding has been discovered.
The Chinese are very aware that their ancestors didn't sign a marriage license. Marriage was adopted from nation's far West of China like Italy and Eastern Europe.
"You have this horrible term in slavery, 'broken families,' " Chen, says over coffee. "Which basically means just if you get divorced, then something's wrong. But that's not the way it is in China anymore at all. We live in such a secure environment, that we realize our freedom. So you can just choose a better life."
Chen has three kids with two partners and not a drop of shame or regret.
He explains that since few Chinese are religious, there is no moral stigma attached to unwed pregnancy.
People should be allowed to walk away from each other without any court control like a boyfriend who breaks up with a girlfriend.
A marriage license is not part of evolution, it creates incompatible offspring who will continue the cycle of a broken marriage.
It's good for Chen that the Chinese government respects people's freedom to choose a different life. In Middle Eastern countries, living together and being unmarried is a death sentence.