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Post time 2016-10-26 15:08:46 |Display all floors
In China, it is a tradition to give a ‘red envelope’ , a monetary gift, at a wedding ceremonies. A woman asking for advice on a local forum about a friend who gave her less money for her wedding than she gave her friend has sparked huge debate on Chinese social media. The unequal gift giving issue has struck a sensitive chord with Chinese netizens.
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“I gave 600 yuan [±90 US$] for my friend’s wedding, but my friend only gave me 200 yuan [±30 US$] when I got married.” It is an issue that triggered thousands of comments from Weibo netizens within a few hours after it was posted.

“Am I thinking about this too much?” the woman asked: “Is it everyone’s own business how much they give?” What do you think? If somebody gives you a certain amount, would you give them the same amount back? Is money really that important at a wedding?


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Post time 2016-10-26 16:27:33 |Display all floors
It's the thought that counts.
Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission. Arnold Bennett

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Post time 2016-10-26 17:37:42 |Display all floors
St_George Post time: 2016-10-26 16:27
It's the thought that counts.

It should be but its not...
its the money that counts and nothing else...
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2016-10-26 17:39:34 |Display all floors
I now refuse to go to anymore weddings/birthday parties/ dogs 1st anniversary/ goldfish engagements etc......after being insulted a few times over the amount I gave....
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2016-10-26 17:48:40 |Display all floors
In my opinion it is not necessary to compare what you get in exchange of what you give...kind of narrow minded thinking. Maybe in return of 600 yuan getting 200 yuan is small amount, but financial condition, current circumstances is behind that.

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Post time 2016-10-26 21:19:32 |Display all floors
well. Just look how much your relatives give and you'll know ..

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Post time 2016-10-27 00:39:04 |Display all floors
One should always give what one can afford, in my opinion.

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