'Interesting' Dowry Concepts

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Tianjin 'tuhao' gives 99 rolls of uncut banknotes as dowry

2013-12-06 13, Editor: Gu Liping

(ECNS) -- Photos of 99 sheets of uncut banknotes given as a dowry at a wedding ceremony have become a hot topic for netizens, the Chinese version of Chinadaily.com.cn reported.

According to the report, a "tuhao" in North China's Tianjin gave a large fortune to his daughter, including several properties and a one-million-yuan car. But the 99 sheets of uncut banknotes, which include some foreign currencies, are the most eye-catching.

Experts said common people have few chances to see uncut banknotes, although more than 30 types have been issued in China.

Source: ECNS

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.


For decades, China's one-child-policy, abortions, the ability to know a child's gender before birth and a strong tradition in favour of males have produced a male:female ratio of 130:100, against a normal ratio of 102:100. In other words, by around 2040 a minimum of 23% of Chinese males will be physically unable to marry for lack of girls.

The obvious solution is that males start paying dowry to the parents of females. The alternative will be a sharp rise in crimes against women.

And India?

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


In India, the dowry concept is still very much widely accepted. It's a crime to ask for dowry but hardly any cases actually get registered. The dowry need not necessarily be in cash, it can be a vehicle, electronic items etc etc...Surprisingly, many dowry cases get exposed every year even in cities like Mumbai (and other metro cities)...

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.