A woman prays at a cemetery in Dagantangcun, 30km east of Beijing, during last year’s Ching Ming festival. Photo: AFP

As Chinese honour dead ancestors, illegal practise of ghost marriages still lingers

Villagers are willing to pay hundreds of thousands of yuan for a female corpse to bury alongside an unmarried deceased male, Xinhua reports

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A woman prays at a cemetery in Dagantangcun, 30km east of Beijing, during last year’s Ching Ming festival. Photo: AFP
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