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  • China’s housing bares all

    24 February 2021

    Have you ever heard the phrase ‘naked wedding’? It is a recent addition to my lexicon. But holding a naked wedding is an increasingly widespread practice in China, and is not what the name implies. Instead, it is a marriage stripped of nearly all of the traditional “must-haves” for a Chinese couple, such as owning a house, a car, and an expensive wedding ceremony. Such frugal nuptials are at odds with China’s well-established customs. This is not always done out...