torsdag 25. februar 2016

Married at 16: How a story of young love gripped China

In China where many aspects of family life remain heavily regulated, a recent wedding held for two 16-year-olds reignited the debate on early marriage. Pictures of the baby-faced couple from Guangxi province in their wedding outfits went viral on social networks earlier this week. It prompted surprised comments online and in the mainstream media, not least because the legal marriage age in China is 20 for women and 22 for men. But the bride, identified by local media as Xiaowu, told local newspaper Nanguo Zaobao that they only held a celebration, and intend to register their marriage once they come of age. Read more