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In a sign of China’s struggle with urbanization in smaller cities, weddings are postponed as a marriage essential gets caught in home-construction stoppages

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If I can’t get a home, there will be no marriage for me,” said one 24-year-old man whose fiancée's family canceled his wedding when he lost his housing. “If you ask me what I am feeling now, I can only tell you that I am very desperate,” he added.
11 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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