“Groupon” for Vietnamese brides
“Sweet and happy. You, too, can have this!”
China’s Global Times reports that Chinese grooms looking for Vietnamese brides can get a discount if they buy a group package from Ynxn1314.com (越南新娘一生一世; lit. Vietnamese bride for life):
For a group purchase price of 30,000 to 40,000 yuan ($4,727-$6,303), an attractive Vietnamese bride aged between 18 and 25 can be “bought” from a marriage agency based in Yunnan Province, which regularly posts online advertisements.
This is not quite like getting a wife on Groupon (Tech in Asia says the site does not do “daily deals” on brides) but it still adds another dimension of ickiness to the foreign bride phenomenon in wealthier Asian countries like China, Taiwan, and South Korea.