THE ATLANTIC - June 1 - Last year, Ashley Madison, which launched in 2002 and now has 26M members, began its East Asia expansion, entering Japan in June, Hong Kong in Aug, and Taiwan in Nov. With Singapore and South Korea blocking the site, mainland China remains the last market to be conquered in the region. Ashley Madison is blocked in China. According to a 2012 study by Chinese and Western researchers, Chinese women are far more likely to cheat than women elsewhere. Another phenomenon associated with infidelity in China involves women married to partners whose income is modest. Women who are not happy with their marriages are looking for a better deal rather than trying to enjoy themselves. According to Biderman, ~55% of the “travelers” who visit Ashley Madison Hong Kong are from mainland China, having set up their accounts through VPNs.