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On Chinese Valentine's Day, businesses woo 'single dogs'

Florist An Shuai displaying a single dried rose ahead of China's Valentine's Day, at a flower market in Beijing on Aug 25.


ALONE on Chinese Valentine's Day? Gift yourself a dried flower. Or better yet, indulge in a cake shaped like a "single dog". Eating by yourself? A restaurant will sit a teddy bear across from you.

As couples coo over each other during China's version of Valentine's Day on...