Look – they’re growing!

So, to those of you who’ve lived in China for ages, can you verify the following:

Beijing – Bra producers have been forced to offer bigger cup-sizes in China because improved nutrition is busting all previous chest measurement records.

“It’s so different from the past when most young women would wear A- or B-cup bras,” Triumph brand salesperson Zhang Jing told the Shanghai Daily from the Landmark Plaza of China’s commercial hub. “You… never expect those thin women to have such nice figures if they are not plastic.”

The report, seen on the daily’s Web site on Tuesday, said that the Hong Kong-based lingerie firm Embry Group no longer produces A-cups for larger chest circumferences and has increased production of C-, D- and E-cup bras to meet pressing demand.

The Beijing Institute of Clothing Technology released a report last week saying the average chest circumference of Chinese women has risen by nearly 1cm to 83,53cm since the early 1990s, the daily said.

China is changing, in every conceivable way.

The Discussion: 12 Comments

This could be linked to the use of hormones in farming which I believe has been expanding exponentially in China if I’m not mistaken.

I mention this because I recall some studies being done in the US which linked breast development in girls and young women to the increase in hormones in the US food supply. This has also been put forward as a probable cause of the onset of early puberty in young girls.

April 25, 2006 @ 6:00 am | Comment

It just means they’re gettin’ fat. Anything more than a handful is a waste of space and destined to sag more as the years pass.

From the movie, “Witness” (1984):
Old Amish farmer to Harrison Ford the city cop, while he’s milking a cow:

“Haven’t you ever had your hand on a tit before?”

Harrison Ford: “Not one this big.”

April 25, 2006 @ 7:23 am | Comment

I think we need a few pictures to determine the veracity of this post. Take a page out of asiapundits blog ๐Ÿ™‚

April 25, 2006 @ 9:17 am | Comment

I think they’re just lying about the increase in breast sizes so that they can add it to their figures for GDP growth.

April 25, 2006 @ 9:44 am | Comment

Speaking from 25 years’ observation, getting bigger without a doubt. Increased cup size is the one undeniable change brought about by China’s modernization movement.

April 25, 2006 @ 11:03 am | Comment

What what what???

I have not been back for several months now, but even when I was study/working/playing around China I would not classify most of the ladies as *large*.

Not my co-workers, tutors, my friend’s tutors, factory chicks, etc… none were big at least not by standards back home – just a good size I guess, no complaints.

The factory they were talking about was proabably just filling orders for export!

April 25, 2006 @ 4:04 pm | Comment

hello, this is not a comment on brasize increases sorry , well I’m not making a comment at all, I come new to your blog, which caught my eye a few weeks ago, seeking info or advice. I have a friend who lived in China for a year and when visiting a monastery in Xiahe she was devestated to see the conditions that they kept their moon bear in(I saw the photo’s of this bears cage.. not nice) and she has since been on a mission (5 years now) to improve the conditions for this bear. She has made incredible progress and is now at the stage where she has the funds to build a new and humane enclosure for this moon bear. She is working on this from Australia at present and plans a trip over toward the end of this year to start building etc.. now she needs to find someone who can speak and write english and chinese to translate various bits of info to the monks at the monastery. If anyone reading this could help with finding a translator for her project it would be an enormous help!!! Thank you all, I will be keeping up with this blog and hope to write some wildy entertaining comment when a topic I know somehting about comes up… jiz

April 25, 2006 @ 7:08 pm | Comment

jiz (interesting choice of names, by the way) – you should post this as a new topic in the Duck pond, where it will get seen by a lot more readers.

April 25, 2006 @ 10:47 pm | Comment

I , ahem, can comment on this at great length, but I shall refrain from it (my comment) getting too long.
My observations, first hand so to speak, are that the rural female population’s cups are running over.As far as rural vs. urban goes, I do not feel the two of them have reached the same size.
Specifically, Shanghai females I have for felt for a long time need to eat more protein. Whereas the upper parts, of China, tend to be larger, the lower parts tend to be much smaller in size.

See ma, no “bad words”.

April 26, 2006 @ 1:32 am | Comment

So communism not only stagnates economies, it makes chests smaller. I had though it just natural selection since it wasn’t considered beautiful in ancient China. The article doesn’t say anything about implants, either.

April 26, 2006 @ 1:46 am | Comment

Yes, it’s all about diet – and McDonalds/KFC, which then in turn can be blamed on hormones. It’s all just a storm in a T-Cup. The vast majority of Chinese bra’s still have too much shapeless padding and more often than not the nice wrapping holds a pretty poor surprise. Many a Chinese girl offers great expectations only to fall flat as soon as the padding is removed.

April 26, 2006 @ 2:27 am | Comment

I think a side effect of more protein in a person’s diet is higher hormone levels. The traditional Chinese diet was high in carbohydrates (rice) but low in protein and fat. Now, with the improvement in diet, we are seeing physical changes but also an increase in libido (they go hand in hand)

There are a lot of other influences on this too, including – as the other poster pointed out, chemicals in the environment that mimic sex hormones – such as pthalates which are pushing down the age puberty begins.

April 26, 2006 @ 7:54 pm | Comment

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