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HK-Shenzhen marriages more common

By Xu Lei (People's Daily)

15:07, November 17, 2011

Edited and Translated by People's Daily Online

Beijing, Nov.17 (People's Daily Online) --As the lifestyles in Shenzhen and Hong Kong are becoming more similar, the two cities' attitudes toward intermarriage are also changing quietly, and marriages between the two cities are becoming more ordinary.

The number of marriages between the two cities that follow a traditional pattern of an older spouse and a younger spouse is gradually decreasing, and the number of marriages or relationships between two people of similar ages is increasing.

It has become a common phenomenon for a Shenzhen girl to marry a Hong Kong boy or a Hong Kong girl to marry a Shenzhen boy. "Currently, the educational backgrounds and incomes of the people of the two cities are generally similar. The key point is that the two get along well with each other and are happy."

Although the marriages between the two cities are becoming more normal, the marriages still face various troubles caused by factors such as practical life pressure, cultural difference and the difference between the two systems of government.

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