A still from a viral video clip showing a 17-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl taking part in a formal wedding ceremony in Shantou, Guangdong province, China. Photo: YouTube A still from a viral video clip showing a 17-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl taking part in a formal wedding ceremony in Shantou, Guangdong province, China. Photo: YouTube
A still from a viral video clip showing a 17-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl taking part in a formal wedding ceremony in Shantou, Guangdong province, China. Photo: YouTube

‘Married’ at 13: Chinese child bride sent back to school after marrying 17-year-old boy, but families give union their blessing

  • The teenagers were married in a ceremony based on local customs in Guangdong after they met online and developed a romantic relationship
  • Local government intervened after a video clip of their wedding went viral last week and the girl was told to return to school

Topic |   Families in China
A still from a viral video clip showing a 17-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl taking part in a formal wedding ceremony in Shantou, Guangdong province, China. Photo: YouTube A still from a viral video clip showing a 17-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl taking part in a formal wedding ceremony in Shantou, Guangdong province, China. Photo: YouTube
A still from a viral video clip showing a 17-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl taking part in a formal wedding ceremony in Shantou, Guangdong province, China. Photo: YouTube
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