Monday, October 22, 2007

Chinese man, 106, marries woman, 81

With the promise of "Yes, I do," a 106-year-old man and a 81-year-old woman got married in east China's Zhejiang province, setting a new record of the oldest groom and bride in the province.

Pan Xiting, the groom and Chen Adi, the bride registered for marriage on Friday at the civil affairs bureau of the Lucheng District in Wenzhou City with the blessing of families and local government officials.

"Now, we are a family and we will never separate from each other till death," said Pan.

Zheng Guangliang, deputy director of the district's civil affairs bureau, confirmed that Pan and Chen are the oldest registered couple in Zhejiang. "The eldest couple to marry before were in their seventies," he said.

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