Poll the Peo­ple

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It is a Chi­nese cus­tom for wed­ding guests to of­fer a red en­ve­lope con­tain­ing cash, known as a hong­bao, to new cou­ples at their wed­dings. Peo­ple are now start­ing to chal­lenge the cus­tom as it has be­come a heavy bur­den, on young peo­ple in par­tic­u­lar. Many com­plain that the cus­tom is mak­ing the re­la­tion­ship be­tween friends too ma­te­ri­al­is­tic and it is be­ing used to make money. Oth­ers say it is still an im­por­tant way to show good wishes for the new cou­ple and that peo­ple should pay ac­cord­ing to their means, and not what other peo­ple say.

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