China’s "Naked Marriage" prove not all brides demand premarital payout

| May 17th, 2013

Popular Chinese TV series ‘Naked Wedding’ (literally ‘Naked Marriage Era’) explores the rising ‘naked marriage’ trend in China.

Media stories about Chinese marriage trends read like an endless refrain on the subject of materialism. In last few years, reports by NPR, the Telegraph, the National, and the New York Times have focused on the enormous financial transactions that precede the nuptials of China’s younger, materialistic generation and keep its poor men single. Tales of staggering dowries and “bride prices” depict couples […]Read more…

The Boluo Fox

| August 28th, 2012

The following is a special report written by C.S. Hagen

Introduction to the Cult of the Fox

Ask anyone in China about the fox and their instant reaction is either fear or pride. The fox in Asia is one of five demigods. To the Taoists the fox is a messenger of Buddha and not subject to human rule but rather the focus of respect and worship. To agnostics the furry, hen-thieving dog’s cousin is a symbol of fertility, […]Read more…

How much does a Chinese wedding cost?

| February 23rd, 2012

Source: MSN

Bride and groom born in 1980s are facing astoundingly high bill for their wedding.

Recently, an investigation report on Chinese marriage in 2011 caused a lively debate in society. In the report, nearly 80 percent of single women considered that a man was not suitable for having a relationship or getting married unless he could earn at least ¥4000 per month.

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Wedding photos in Nazi uniform criticized by netizens

| September 13th, 2011

From MOP:

A newlywed couple posted their wedding photos on the Internet. The post titled "My Wedding Party Photos in Nazi’s Military Uniform! Everyone, Don’t Be too Harsh!" included photos of the couple playing costume play (Cosplay). The bride was dressed as robot girl, a figure from a famous Manga and the groom who is more controversy dressed as a Nazi in a SS military uniform. Instead of blessings their wedding photos are criticized by the netizens.

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The first gay wedding in Shenzhen

| August 21st, 2011

From Southern Metropolis Daily

"I take him for my wedded mate. I will love, honor, comfort, and cherish him from this day forward, forsaking all others, keeping only unto him for as long as we both shall live." There was a special wedding in a hotel of Luohu district, Shenzhen on August 19. There was no bride, but two bridegrooms: the 25-year-old Mark and 23-year-old An An. This is the first gay wedding made public in Shenzhen. They shared the cake, […]Read more…

20 wedding bikes to pick up the bride, happiness is most important

| August 15th, 2011

From Chengdu Commercial Daily:

From Changqing Road to Yinsha North Street in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, it is only a 30-minute bike ride without traffic jam.. But for the 29-year-old Huang and 26-year-old Zhao, it’s the most special rout of their lives. Huang rode the bikes with 18 of his friends to pick up his bride Miss Zhao on August 11.

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Outrageous sexual harassment becomes common in Chinese weddings

| February 25th, 2011

Feb 16th, a post in the Jinringuanzhu.net (a famous Canton newscast’s online forum) revealed a shockingly unpleasant incident happened during a wedding in Xinhui city, Canton province. 9 girls of the Sister’s troop (bridesmaids) were allegedly molested by the bridegroom’s escorting friends. The post was written by 6 of the victims with their own account of the sexual harassment at the day.

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Newly-wed literally burn the road with 300-meter-long fire crackers lines

| March 23rd, 2010

From hsw

Xi’an netizen “Gu Cheng Fei Niao” couldn’t wipe the picture or the sound of a wedding he saw in February. So he uploaded the photos he took to share about what he called “the most superb wedding firecracker works in history”.

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