A young couple show off their marriage certificates as they seal the deal with a kiss. Authorities in Puyang, Henan province, have issued guidelines aiming to “curb the high cost of betrothal gifts and change the custom”. Photo: China Foto Press

Chinese city caps ‘bride price’ at US$7,450 to reduce wedding pressure

  • Authorities in Puyang, Henan province, issue guidelines aiming to ‘curb high cost of betrothal gifts and change the custom’
  • Families have been spending more in recent years, especially in rural areas where the gender gap has left millions of men struggling to find a wife
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A young couple show off their marriage certificates as they seal the deal with a kiss. Authorities in Puyang, Henan province, have issued guidelines aiming to “curb the high cost of betrothal gifts and change the custom”. Photo: China Foto Press
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