In China a large dowry equated to the purchase of the bride in slavery

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In the County Langkow China’s Henan province is too large fee for the bride is likened to buy her into slavery. It is reported Thepaper.cn.

According to the newspaper, the local authorities issued a decree that the dowry, which in China pays the bride’s parents the groom’s side, should not exceed 20 thousand yuan (about three thousand dollars). In case of violation of regulations will be investigated, and the transaction was deemed human trafficking and fraud.

The authorities will also regulate the solemnization of the feast, the participants and the number of cars. According to the representative of local public administration, such measures must contain a high payout of the bride’s parents in the villages and to prevent fraud associated with dowry.

In China because of the gender imbalance (accounted for 100 women for 107 to 117 men), there is a shortage of brides. Many Chinese resorted to buying girls from the countries of Southeast Asia and sometimes sograzhdanok. Because of this the dowry paid by the groom, can reach several hundred thousand yuan (tens of thousands of dollars).

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