Part 1: Chinese Cockblock

China’s “one child” policy, combined with a cultural preference for male offspring, has resulted in a significant gender imbalance, leaving millions of men without partners. This imbalance has upended traditional courtship norms and given rise to a thriving matchmaking industry. VICE embarks on a journey across China to meet with unmarried men seeking companionship and speaks with a professional matchmaker who sheds light on the magnitude of the issue while attempting to find a girlfriend for correspondent Thomas Morton.

Part 2: European Meltdown

Amidst economic turmoil and widespread unemployment, Europe’s young people are taking to the streets to demand drastic changes. As economic instability and political disillusionment grip the continent, extremism is on the rise. VICE investigates the situation in Greece and Spain, two countries profoundly affected by the financial crisis, to understand how the youth are reacting to these challenges.

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