“Ghost marriages” remain common in China despite repeated attempts to stamp out the practice. Photo: Getty
“Ghost marriages” remain common in China despite repeated attempts to stamp out the practice. Photo: Getty

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China’s ‘ghost marriages’ see dead dug up for macabre marriages despite government crackdowns

  • Despite crackdowns, ‘ghost marriages’ remain common in some parts of China, in extreme cases, people have even committed murder to find a ‘spouse’
  • The price of a female body is usually determined by a range of factors, including age, how ‘fresh’ the body is, how complete the remains are, physical appearance and family background

Topic |   China society
“Ghost marriages” remain common in China despite repeated attempts to stamp out the practice. Photo: Getty
“Ghost marriages” remain common in China despite repeated attempts to stamp out the practice. Photo: Getty
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