The betrothal gift tradition usually requires the groom’s family to give his bride’s family property, a car or cash. Photo: EPA-EFE The betrothal gift tradition usually requires the groom’s family to give his bride’s family property, a car or cash. Photo: EPA-EFE
The betrothal gift tradition usually requires the groom’s family to give his bride’s family property, a car or cash. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese culture

Chinese village caps betrothal gifts at US$2,900 so that ‘leftover men’ can afford to get married

Policy aims to take financial pressure off bachelors and help them find wives

Topic |   Chinese culture
The betrothal gift tradition usually requires the groom’s family to give his bride’s family property, a car or cash. Photo: EPA-EFE The betrothal gift tradition usually requires the groom’s family to give his bride’s family property, a car or cash. Photo: EPA-EFE
The betrothal gift tradition usually requires the groom’s family to give his bride’s family property, a car or cash. Photo: EPA-EFE
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