The top 10 modern model love couples in China were revealed by
China Women Newspaper on November 5. Couple Zhu Guiqin and Li
Guangming and nine other pairs were among those selected. Among
those who were not chosen were the highly anticipated elderly
Chinese-American scientist Yang Chen-ning and his much-younger wife
The ten modern love stories are legendary.
Twenty-nine-year-old Zhu Guiqin from Laohekou city in Hubei
province donated her kidney to her dying husband Li Guangming.
Yu Qi and Liu Ziping were first engaged to each other in 1947,
but had to wait more than 40 years to marry in 1987 for political
reasons. What's more, after Yu Qi died on October 1, she was buried
where the couple first met.
Sixty years of war and political revolution couldn't keep Ai Sha
and Ma Yiya, two both poets from Shenyang, apart.
Liu Wenli and her husband are both pilots, meaning they seldom
have time to be together because of work. Liu is the only female
captain in China. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at 33, but
she returned to the skies thanks in part to the care and support
she received from her husband and her positive attitude during
treatment. President Hu Jintao has praised her as an "incredible"
Twenty-three year old Zhang Jian has maintained his love for
Yanzi ahead of the allure of money.
Facing the possible paralysis of his wife, Zhou Jia, famous
television opera program host Bai Yansheng took good care of his
wife during the hard times. Zhou recovered after two years, no
Deng Zhong and his Armenian wife; Xie Kunshan, a disabled artist
from Taipei and his wife;Wang Jinyun and his wife Cai Lingzi ; also
Liu Guojiang and his 10 years senior "widow" Xu Chaoqing were among
the other touching modern love couples chosen.
(CRI November 8, 2006)