October 20, 2014

Marriage Market on People's Square

When I entered People's Square, a park in the center of Shanghai, I thought the "Umbrella Revolution", a movement which started recently in Hongkong, would now take off in Shanghai as well. Then I found out that parents of grown children would meet each weekend and on holidays in this corner of the park in order to find a potential marriage partner for their offspring.
I read that these gatherings have been monitored by the police recently - professional brokers, who would offer overly expensive deals took advantage of the situation.