Zhao Gang, 32, from Chongqing city has persuaded his new wife to have plastic surgery to make her look like his first wife.

He lost his first wife Lu in a car smash three years ago..

“I recovered after staying in hospital for half a year and I wish I could have died with her,” he said.

About six months ago, under pressure from his parents, Zhao Gang got married to his new wife, Cai.

“I got married only because she looks a bit like her and I want to have a chance to make up for my mistakes,” says Zhao.

Now Cai has agreed to plastic surgery to look like Zhao’s former wife after a lot of persuading.

“I feel conflicted. I don’t want to become another’s shadow, but I also don’t want to lose the family. Now I only hope the surgery will not make me look ugly,” she said.

Zhao added: “Maybe it’s more or less unfair to her, but she has agreed and I will embrace her with all my love.”