We married in Harbin.
Harbin is my wife's houko city.
As I was divorced, I had my UK divorce papers.
We went to the UK consulate embassy in Beijing.
Dropped off all the divorce crapola, and returned some weeks later.
They had for me a small portfolio, bound and "red sealed" which was 2 pages English, and 2 translated pages Mandarin.
Took ourselves off to Harbin for a couple of days and got married.
It was very easy.
We entered the marriage official building, and waited about 20 minutes.
Then we were called to complete a declaration each.
Then about 10 minutes later, we were called to the photo room.
Soon after we made declaration of marriage to each other.
Then 15 minutes later our red books were handed to us, with Mandarin documents in A4.
As we wanted them translating, a person from the marriage office, took us to another building, some 5 minutes in a taxi.
This was the official translation service for marriages.
We wated there for about 20 minutes with this guy.
Then we were presented with 2 legalised translated copies, of the A4
In there were copies of our red marriage books, all carefully glued together and each page red stamped.
We needed all this, as were were planning to move back to UK, and knowing how UK can make any issue into a calamity, we knew it would be far easier to get it all done, there and then, in Harbin.
Entering UK with my wife was quite easy.
Oh, one of the A4 translated copies had to be apostilled, this was about 500 rnb
Best thing I ever did was marrying my Chinese wife.