China city offers lottery tickets in bid to spur births

By Farah Master
Updated February 28 2024 - 4:15pm, first published 4:10pm
The number of marriages in China hit a record low in 2022. (AP PHOTO)
The number of marriages in China hit a record low in 2022. (AP PHOTO)

Authorities in China's city of Xian will buy up on lottery tickets to give as prizes to newlyweds who present a marriage certificate in an effort to encourage weddings at a time of fewer births.

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