Mandarin ducks are a symbol of love in Chinese culture. Photo: Getty Images Mandarin ducks are a symbol of love in Chinese culture. Photo: Getty Images
Mandarin ducks are a symbol of love in Chinese culture. Photo: Getty Images
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

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Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

How mandarin ducks became a Chinese symbol of love

  • For Hongkongers, yuen yeung is a drink whereas, in Mandarin, yuanyang is used when eating hotpot
  • Yuanyang is also the Chinese name for mandarin ducks, which historically – and mistakenly – were believed to mate for life

Mandarin ducks are a symbol of love in Chinese culture. Photo: Getty Images Mandarin ducks are a symbol of love in Chinese culture. Photo: Getty Images
Mandarin ducks are a symbol of love in Chinese culture. Photo: Getty Images
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