China Star

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Love Locks

Newly engaged couples in Chna come to the Great Wall, buy an lock and fasten it to a chain on the Wall and throw away the key.
This will ensure that there marriage will be long and happy.
In old China there was no divorce, except that a man could divorce his wife by writing a paper. In the New China it is the opposite. Women out number men, and so women no longer walk behind men. China's liberal divorce laws have given women a chance to break free of unhappy marriages or marriages that were arranged by their families. It has led to a rising divorce rate. The social landscape is changing in China, there are fewer certainties now. The old order with its fixed rules is fast disappearing, but the new values that will replace it have still to be established. Photo by Alida. Posted by Picasa


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