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Chinese couple spend wedding night copying Communist constitution

May 19, 2016 10:26 PM EDT

Chinese couple spend wedding night copying Communist constitution
(Photo : Photograph: Nanchang Railway Bureau) Chinese couple spend wedding night copying Communist constitution

In what may rank as one of the least romantic wedding nights in history, a Chinese couple reportedly spent their first night of marital bliss transcribing the Communist party’s 17,000-word constitution as part of a campaign designed to shore up support for President Xi Jinping’s administration.

Photographs posted on social media showed the newlyweds – both civil servants from the eastern province of Jiangxi – perching next to a balloon-covered double bed as they copied out parts of the 11-chapter text.

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