A couple poses for a wedding photo in Shanghai, China. Single people aged in their late 20s or older can expect a grilling from parents and relatives if they return home alone at Lunar New Year. Photo: AP A couple poses for a wedding photo in Shanghai, China. Single people aged in their late 20s or older can expect a grilling from parents and relatives if they return home alone at Lunar New Year. Photo: AP
A couple poses for a wedding photo in Shanghai, China. Single people aged in their late 20s or older can expect a grilling from parents and relatives if they return home alone at Lunar New Year. Photo: AP
Lunar New Year

Fake grooms and brides for hire: Chinese Lunar New Year sees boom for businesses serving Chinese too afraid to go home alone

Many Chinese and businesses help desperate unmarried people – many the only child of the family – under pressure from parents wanting to see their bloodline continue

Topic |   Lunar New Year
A couple poses for a wedding photo in Shanghai, China. Single people aged in their late 20s or older can expect a grilling from parents and relatives if they return home alone at Lunar New Year. Photo: AP A couple poses for a wedding photo in Shanghai, China. Single people aged in their late 20s or older can expect a grilling from parents and relatives if they return home alone at Lunar New Year. Photo: AP
A couple poses for a wedding photo in Shanghai, China. Single people aged in their late 20s or older can expect a grilling from parents and relatives if they return home alone at Lunar New Year. Photo: AP
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