A public proposal that went wrong

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Huang Yang asked her girlfriend Wang Xiaoyu to marry her at a graduation ceremony at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in China.

Same-sex marriage is not recognised in China and soon after the proposal, Xiaoyu was questioned by the University's party secretary.

"Last year, the University held a group wedding ceremony for 50 graduates and celebrated their love. But same-sex love was treated differently," Xiaoyu sighed.

The incident has divided public opinion on Chinese social media. The BBC has tried to contact the University but has not received a reply.

Video produced by Ruhua Xianyu and Alvaro A. Ricciardelli

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