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Love found on Facebook: Chinese-Bangladeshi wedding draws crowd in Chuadanga

They married on the second day of Eid-ul-Azha in the capital

Update : 13 Jul 2023, 04:25 PM

Sauyi Chui, 28, a Chinese citizen, recently got married to Faria Sultana, 20, from Gayeshpur upazila of Chuadanga district. The two met on the social media platform Facebook about eight months ago.

Faria, who works in a garment factory in Dhaka, married Sauyi on the second day of Eid-ul-Azha in the capital.

Sauyi has been staying at his in-laws' in Chuadanga. His sister works in Dhaka.

Faria said: “Sauyi and I first communicated through WeChat on Facebook. My family liked him too. He taught me a bit of Chinese. After all the formalities are completed, he will take me to China. My sister-in-law works in the garment sector and lives in Dhaka. Sauyi and I communicate through Google translator and I hope I will be able to learn the Chinese language soon.”

Sanwar Hossain, Faria's father, said: “When we were informed about their relationship, we asked Sauyi to visit us. After meeting him, we found him to be gentle and polite. They got married in Dhaka earlier, but we held a celebration for them here (Chuadanga) as well.”

Besides locals, people from neighbouring villages came to see the groom too.

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