Chinese-African couple become a hit with Chinese netizenshttps://news.cgtn.com/news/34596a4e786b7a6333566d54/img/3ecb5a05-07ed-4953-bc46-79e343074ee9.jpg
(CGTN) When people get married, they receive blessings from families and friends. But if there is a large age or cultural gap between the two, they may receive a lot of questions.That’s exactly what happened to 43-year-old Zou Qianshun from northeast China and his 27-year-old wife Sandra from Cameroon when they got married in 2017.
https://news.cgtn.com/news/34596a4e786b7a6333566d54/img/dd8cbd2c-a9f7-4f24-a47b-125456abada1.jpg Zou and Sandra got married in Cameroon in 2017. /VCG Photo
Back in 2015, when Zou, who had been working on fishing boats for over a decade, arrived at the Cameroon port city of Duoala, He met Sandra in the hair salon where she worked, and fell in love with her soon after. https://news.cgtn.com/news/34596a4e786b7a6333566d54/img/e9c1cc10-b238-407a-ad9f-368e9c227428.jpg Zou and Sandra got married in Cameroon in 2017. /VCG Photo
They got married in Cameroon in March 2017, then went back to China.As soon as they returned to Zou’s hometown, they attracted a lot of attention from curious villagers, so Zou decided to livestream their daily life. https://news.cgtn.com/news/34596a4e786b7a6333566d54/img/29e03250-d87a-433b-b6b6-1aefa809dc97.jpg The couple livestream their daily life to online followers. /VCG Photo
The new environment would bring challenges for Sandra. Would she be able to cope with being so far away from her hometown and how would she handle the cold weather in northeastern China? https://news.cgtn.com/news/34596a4e786b7a6333566d54/img/7dec28f6-2a67-479a-9aa6-49fa71960945.jpg Sandra has learned to fuel the stove using corn stalks in the traditional Chinese way. /VCG Photo
It turns out, relatively well. A year on and the couple seems to be going strong. Sandra has learned to cook several traditional Chinese dishes, and her mother-in-law has praised her as “smart, pretty, filial and capable.” https://news.cgtn.com/news/34596a4e786b7a6333566d54/img/8746d17a-ba55-4b9d-9271-1cc91dfe8873.jpg Screenshot of their account on Kuaishou, a live-video streaming app in China /CGTN photo
They have started to share details from their life together on Kuaishou, a popular live-video streaming platform among Chinese netizens, and in only a month have attracted more than 25,000 followers. https://news.cgtn.com/news/34596a4e786b7a6333566d54/img/aec24dff-c45e-41c8-b1a6-a5c673712828.jpg They now have a four-month-old baby boy. /VCG Photo
But Zou has said that he and his wife don't plan to do this any longer and will go back to working on ships, considering that their followers will eventually lose interest.
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