No houses or cars, please: China calls for end to expensive, 'vulgar' wedding gifts

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Chinese government takes aim at ‘vulgar wedding practices’ like lavish ceremonies and crippling bride prices

The Chinese government has taken aim at the wedding industrial complex, calling for a “comprehensive reform” of the country’s increasingly expensive weddings.

The ministry of civil affairs has called for an end to “vulgar wedding practices” like expensive wedding gifts, lavish ceremonies, and demands for increasingly high bride prices — money paid by the groom’s family to the bride’s parents.

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