Trinley Norbu deploys his climbing skills ahead of a nocturnal tryst. Photo: AFP Trinley Norbu deploys his climbing skills ahead of a nocturnal tryst. Photo: AFP
Trinley Norbu deploys his climbing skills ahead of a nocturnal tryst. Photo: AFP

Why tradition of ‘walking marriages’ may be running out of time in China’s remote southwest

Zhaba group’s matrilineal customs risk being swept away in face of economic development and pressure to adopt monogamous relationships

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Trinley Norbu deploys his climbing skills ahead of a nocturnal tryst. Photo: AFP Trinley Norbu deploys his climbing skills ahead of a nocturnal tryst. Photo: AFP
Trinley Norbu deploys his climbing skills ahead of a nocturnal tryst. Photo: AFP
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