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Happy ever after: Chinese couple married for 96 years

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When men and women marry in China, wellwishers repeat time-honoured phrases hoping that the pair will grow white-haired together and enjoy “a good match of a hundred years”. One couple in southwest China are closing in on that milestone after spending 96 years together. In a country where divorce rates are soaring, their tale of love and loyalty was picked up by Chinese websites yesterday.

Aged 103 and 102, Wei Basao and her husband, Wei Qishou, cultivate their vegetable garden, walk round their village hand in hand and take a daily dram infused with Chinese herbs. Orphaned at the age

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