"There's nothing we can do about this, nor do we feel the need to prove anything to these people," "All we can do is continue to persevere with our love, our life, and being together." Zhang
Zhang posted this photo of the couple on the beach, with the caption "I love you."
The couple first met when Akama was just 8 years old and Zhang was hired to be her music coach.
But despite the age difference being illegal, the couple are not trying to hide their love. In fact, they have made their relationship very public by flirting and posting photos on China's popular social media site, Weibo.
And they don't care if you think their relationship is odd, or inappropriate.
Just after her recent 12th birthday, Akama wrote on Zhang's Weibo page,
Wait until I'm old enough to marry you, and then I'm going to say 'I do.Zhang responded,
I simply can't wait for these next four birthdays of yours to pass, I'm counting down each one."My biggest concern is whether the couple is having sex,It's just gross...Ewww!
First of all, it's not legal,second― 12 year old is not developed enough physically or mentally for a relationship,she's a child for god sakes,that's just not right......What has this world come to?