After the Split
State of the Union
The economic and political changes experienced by China, Hong Kong and to a wider extent Asia in recent decades have had an impact on intimate affairs, too. While traditions remain strong, marriage is starting to take on new forms and divorce is on the increase. HKU scholars have been tracking the changes and examining the repercussions from sociological, anthropological, economic and legal perspectives.
A Class Divide :
Marriages in Hong Kong
Hong Kong has one of the highest divorce rates in the world but it is concentrated disproportionately among the poorer classes. At the same time, cross-border marriages have skyrocketed. Professor Richard Wong Yue-chim explains the links.
In traditional Chinese weddings, paper cutouts and other ornaments featuring a Chinese character denoting double happiness are displayed around the house of the groom and bride.