|Outside Babaoshan, there are varied establishments serving the needs of the families. Aside from flowers, choices of crematory urns, memorial plaques, engraving, and stone carving are supplied.
Traditions and styles change over time. We are very adaptable. The Civil Affairs bureau established a web site, http://www.eeloves.com/, in 2005 for memorials to those who were buried at sea. It quickly expanded to include others. It now has 25,000 online memorial halls and has had 22 million visits. During Qingming, there are about 600,000 visits on the first day.
Last update: July 2009
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