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Some Chinese newlyweds are adding excitement to their marriages in a way that some people do not like. 

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SHANGHAI: A trade association for wedding photographers in China is calling for a ban on naked portraits of newlyweds, a new trend among the country’s young couples.

The Shanghai Wedding Trade Association said the practice disrespects the institution of marriage and warned it would press the government to ban any studio that takes such photos.

 ‘‘We don’t advocate such wedding photographs as they are out of keeping with the conservative traditions of Chinese people,’’ the association’s vice-president He Lina said.

‘‘Weddings should be holy ceremonies, so we hope young people can show respect.’’

Lawyer Liu Chunquan said that there was nothing illegal about taking naked portraits, but said anyone who spreads such photos in the public domain could face pornography charges. AFP

nude – not wearing any clothes เปลือยกาย
newlyweds – a man and a woman who have not been married to each other for very long คนเพิ่งแต่งงาน
trade association – an organisation formed to represent a number of businesses involved in the same type of work สมาคมการค้า
ban – an official statement ordering people not to do, sell or use something การห้าม
naked – not wearing any clothes เปลือยกาย
portrait – a painting, photograph, drawing, etc. of a person ภาพวาดหรือภาพถ่ายคน
trend - a new development in clothing, make-up, etc แนวโน้ม
couple – two people who are married or are involved in a romantic relationship คุ่รัก
practice – a way of doing something การปฏิบัติ
disrespect – to treat someone or something without respect ไม่นับถือ,ไม่มีสัมมาคารวะ
institution – an important tradition or system upon which society is based สถาบัน
advocate – to publicly support ผู้สนับสนุน
out of keeping with – not in the same manner or style as something else; not according to ไม่สอดคล้องกับ
conservative – opposed to great or sudden social change; showing that you prefer traditional styles and values ที่เป็นอนุรักษ์นิยม
tradition – a very old custom, belief, or story ประเพณี, ขนบธรรมเนียม
ceremony – a formal public event งานพิธี
illegal – against the law  ผิดกฎหมาย
spread – to (cause to) cover, reach or have an effect on a wider or increasing area or number of people กระจายไปทั่ว
public domain – known to the public because it is not secret
pornography – books, magazines, DVDs, etc. that describe or show naked people and sexual acts in order to make people feel sexually excited, especially in a way that many other people find offensive หนังสือ ภาพ เรื่องเขียน หนังและศิลปะที่ลามก
charge – an official statement accusing someone of committing a crime ข้อหา

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