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Post time 2017-2-21 15:59:33 |Display all floors
The bride prices are extraordinarily high in Putian, Fujian. With the rising cost of marriage, many concern that the traditional practice will have a negative influence on the society. A couple from Putian got engaged on Feb 18 with the groom offering 2.88 million yuan as bride price.

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Saul Post time: 2017-2-21 21:21
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Saul Post time: 2017-2-21 21:21
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Post time 2017-2-22 11:30:26 |Display all floors
Some people have too much money.  What a farce.  Unfortunately, abolishing or limiting a "bride price" will not stop the practice.  The media should stop publicizing how extravagant some people are with this... for some it's their fifteen minutes of fame, and for what?  Bride prices, houses, cars for marriage... it's out of control and shameful.  2.88 million yuan for a bride... I'll refrain from nasty comments, but she better be worth every penny of it or provide a money back guarantee!
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Post time 2017-2-22 13:55:47 |Display all floors
Actually high bride price is a heavy burden for most family, especially in the countryside. Maybe we can establish laws to forbid bride price, but we cannot completely eradicate it.

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Littlepatato Post time: 2017-2-22 13:55
Actually high bride price is a heavy burden for most family, especially in the countryside. Maybe we ...

In rural China a bride price is more understandable, because if family only has a daughter, then the departure of that daughter is a cost for the parents themselves.

There is already law against bride price, but so many people seem to be ignorant of its existence, that clearly knowledge of the law should be spread. Only then one can say whether law helps to eradicate the practise or not. Laws never help unless they are enforced.

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