Another special day for lovers
Valentine's Day has come and gone, but male university students on the mainland had another chance to proclaim their love for their girlfriends - March 8, Women's Day.
'Tonight I plan to have a candlelit dinner with my girlfriend,' said Chen Wei, who studies at South China University of Technology.
'Today is a holiday for her. It is also a festival for the two of us, through which, I believe, we could better express the love between us.'
Another student chose to propose to his girlfriend on Women's Day. Dressed as a tiger, he got down on his knees with 99 roses in his hand in front of the cafeteria at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and asked his girlfriend 'Will you marry me?'
Passers-by could not help cheering, applauding and wishing the young couple well.
The girl, named Lianna Li, is a third-year undergraduate from the same university.
'I never thought I would spend Women's Day in such a surprising way!' she said with tears of joy in her eyes.
'This is my second Valentine's Day of the year! I will never forget this memory for as long as I live.'
This special day does not belong only to people in love, but presents an opportunity for men to care for women.
'The boys in our class cycled to McDonald's at five o'clock in the morning to buy breakfast for us girls. It took them more than two hours!' said Xu Yue, who studies at Guangdong Pharmaceutical University.
'I was deeply moved. We all felt warmth and love from the boys.'
One of the boys laughed, 'We thought we were the only ones to come up with this idea. But when we arrived at McDonald's, we realised lots of other guys had the same plan!'