Rejecting the “Leftover Women” Label

As the marriage market in China grows more competitive due to a surplus of men, some Chinese single ladies are starting to challenge the label of “leftover women”, a term used to describe unmarried women in their...

Year of the Snake Draws Hisses

At The Wall Street Journal, Te-Ping Chen and Fiona Law describe Hong Kong’s lukewarm welcome for the Year of the Snake: The coming year […] suffers because it is considered a “blind year,” meaning it...

Scalpers Scoop up Lucky Wedding Dates

Global Times reports on “wedding scalpers,” or individuals who book venues on auspicious dates for exorbitantly high prices: My friend Xiao Xu and his wife-to-be were at least as worried as happy by their upcoming...

My Big Fat Uyghur Wedding

The Far West China blog has published a series of posts giving an in-depth look at a Uighur wedding ceremony. From the introduction: This week will be dedicated to an incredible Xinjiang tradition known as the Uyghur wedding....

Slideshow: A Wedding in Rural Yunnan

Photographer and blogger “Flying Bird and Fish” posted a group of photos of a wedding in rural Yunnan. He says that generally Chinese parents don’t hesitate to spend most of their savings on their...

Wedding Photo Shoot in The Earthquake

A couple went to Pengzhou to take their wedding photographs, when the Sichuan earthquake hit the area. They survived the disaster. From ND Daily via

Video: Weddings on Wheels

Not every fashionable wedding demands a lavish banquet and a limousine, reports Shanghai Daily – and for the record number of Chinese couples expected to marry this year, that may be a relief: When Xu Lin and her...

Beijing Expects Weddings Rush as Olympics Open

It may sound superstitious, but many Chinese young couples want to tie the knot on a lucky day—the most auspicious one in 2008 happens to be Aug.8, the day Beijing Olympic Games opens. From AFP: The Beijing government is...




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