Lavish gift-giving among China’s wealthy has attracted considerable attention, particularly...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 13, 2013
Following a freeze on construction of new government buildings aimed at reining in embarrassingly...
by Josh Rudolph | Jul 5, 2013
At Daily Life, Monica Tan tells of her experience alongside scores of China’s “leftover women” (剩女)—the ranks of successful women in China who choose to remain single amid societal pressure and a skewed sex...
by Melissa M. Chan | Jan 6, 2013
According to the BBC, thousands of couples flocked to registry offices across China on Friday hoping that getting married on that day would bring them lasting romance. Friday, January 4, 2013, when said in mandarin sounds...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 24, 2011
MSNBC’s Adrienne Mong reports on enterprising Chinese manufacturers’ efforts to tap into royal wedding fever with commemorative coins and replica engagement rings and dresses. Wang Xiaofeng has spent 11 years working...
by Paulina Hartono | Feb 25, 2009
The Guardian reports on a wedding pictures event by same-sex couples in Beijing: With her bouquet of roses and fluffy white dress, Han Xincheng looked the epitome of the glamorous modern Chinese bride. But, although her parents...
by Kate Zhao | Aug 11, 2007
From the NPR news: The children of China’s postwar baby boomers are getting married, and as a result, China has seen a surge in marriages since 2005. While most Chinese people still hold traditional weddings, others are eager to do something different. My wedding was a fusion of Chinese and American culture. I wore a […]
by Michael Zhao | Mar 4, 2007
Chinese young are no different than Americans, at least in terms of spending, such as on wedding. From Xinhua via China Daily (photo: nice furnishing and a cozy home are increasingly part of newly-wed couples, via alibaba): China’s marriage-related industries like wedding photography and wedding ceremony services pluck an average of 125,000 yuan (about 16,000 […]
by Michael Zhao | Feb 25, 2007
Foreigners are invariably a scene in China’s hinterland, and this also happens in situations like a wedding, where the bride and groom are supposed to be the center of attention. But not when a foreigner arrives. Here an interesting take on Chinese weddings from a Westerner’s perspective, from China Daily (photo: people ready to shoot […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods