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The Chinese are buying dead brides

October 6 2006

In China, very respectful of the concept of death. At the time of death of a relative observed a number of conventions, which should provide a dead carefree life after death. However, what if the dying young man, never had time to try out the mysteries of love?

Many families from remote areas of the country consider it necessary to "match" his bride. According to ancient tradition, the relatives of the deceased are looking for a body of a young girl for a joint burial. Cost of the body "bride" can reach 1,500 dollars.

It is worth noting that the bride's parents pay not only the victims. In poor areas, no family would approve of a marriage with a man who can not pay the ransom the family of his future wife, reports the BBC.

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