Are arranged marriages still common in China?
Arranged marriages Total control in the marriage decisions of children by parents is rare in China today, but parental involvement in decision making now takes on a different form. Additionally, women are generally expected to marry men who are economically better off than themselves in a practice called hypergamy.
Is marriage important in Chinese culture?
Marriage matchmaking has always been an important cultural practice in China. Marriage was viewed as a contract between two households, and it was for the purpose of procreation, not love. Thought to contribute to peace and stability, it was the dominant custom into the latter half of the 20th century.