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    Land shortage forces Chinese sea burials

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

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    Space in traditional burial plots in China is tight, forcing many to look to the sea as an alternative option. The country is facing a severe land shortage and is struggling to accomodate the millions of people who die every year. Officials are encouraging the maritime alternative with the Chinese government even footing the bill and giving each family $320 on top of that. Al Jazeera's Marga Ortigas reports from Hong Kong.