"Yeah, but very rare, in light of the Chinese culture."
We haven't exact sociological data to speak in %, but you see everyday (especially in the not so developed areas) Chinese who are doing hard or simple jobs like: construction workers, cleaners, KTV girls and so on. All of them (or the majority) are born in families where the parents doesn't want (or couldn't) press them to be what the successful guys like you are now. 我的意思是在中国这么多工人，保洁，”小姐“，等，人不少。他们都是父母不给了压力的孩子们。没有你那么多成功的，有教育的人。所以我的意思是，中国的人口，大多数，没有这么多”老虎“父母的人们。比如，1个教授：5老师：10个工人：100个保洁：1000小姐。。。。。。 Maybe most of the parents in Shanghai or in Beijing are what you said, but these aren't the majority of Chinese society. All around the world the nerdy schoolboys and schoolgirls with strict parents are a minority. (The majority of the society is full of not well educated and semi-educated people. Maybe there are only 5-10 countries with mainly educated population, but usually the well-educated and intelligent ones are not more than 20% of the whole population).
Well, good luck with 马嘉玲. I also have a favorite one, named 龙君红, but we even can't chat because her parents are sort of xenophobic and maybe they think that I am just one of the "foreign trash", despite of my efforts to be a great man: no smoking, no hard alcohol, graduated in Philosophy, Master's degree, also got TEFL, yoga certificate, step aerobics certificate and self-defense certificate, speaking 5 foreign languages, doing sports everyday, learning a lot everyday... once you're labeled like “老外不好” or something else, no matter how hard you're trying you're never welcome. But it's okay, I really hope she's doing well and being happy!