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From: China Tibet Information Center 2009-07-28 09:49:00
by: kristen zhang
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Marriages witness changes

Kongtui(L) and Qamba Drolkar(R) held a wedding ceremony in Lhasa during Tibet new year of 1964, photo from Xinhua.

Jokho, a Tibetan photographer with Liao Qing, a Han girl held a wedding ceremony around the Namtso Holy Lake in 1997, photo from Xinhua.

10 officers and soldiers from TAR People's Armed Police Corps detachment held the group wedding ceremony at the Potala Palace Square in Lhasa on August 1st, 2008, photo from Xinhua.

In 1950, China issued the first "Marriage Law" which abolished arranged or forced marriage, let men and women enjoy the equal rights. In 1980, "Marriage Law" was revised and increased the principle of family planning which changes the family structure in China. In 2001, the "Marriage Law Amendment" calls for protecting the interests of the vulnerable groups in the family.

In the past 60 years, the forms of marriages have great changes with the development of society.

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