31 Mar '12, 3pm

Vietnam bans the exporting of brides

Vietnam bans the exporting of brides

Vietnam bans the exporting of brides Vietnam is banning the practice of exporting its women as brides. According to Lianhe Wanbao, more than 100,000 women have been exported this way in the past ten years to countries like Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and South Korea. As a result of the large number of women leaving the country, Vietnamese men are now finding it hard to find wives. In a bid to reverse the trend, the Vietnamese government has enacted new laws to ban local and overseas matchmaking agencies from arranging overseas marriages for the local women. Those found arranging such marriages may face 8 to 20 years of jail. However, local matchmaking agencies do not appear too worried. Mr Zhuo Xin Cheng, the owner of a local matchmaking agency, told Lianhe Wanbao reporters that he is not surprised by the decision. He said, "The Vietnamese government has long noticed that ...

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