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Ancient Chinese tradition of ‘ghost weddings’ appears to have taken a deadly turn with the murders of two mentally disabled women

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
olice allege that a suspect killed the two women in order to sell their corpses to families who wanted to "marry off" their deceased sons, a practice meant to ensure that those who die single will not be alone in the afterlife.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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