Mixed marriages get cash gifts in Xinjiang

September 3, 2014 12:51 AM

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A southern county in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is offering cash rewards and welfare benefits for marriages between minority ethnic groups and the Han people to promote ethnic unity, but some analysts say the policy might not have its intended impact.

Xinjiang's Qiemo county government announced on Monday on its website that it is giving out an annual 10,000 yuan ($1,627) cash reward for five years for mixed marriage couples following their marriage.

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