Report: China’s Divorce Rate Halved – AP

From AP:
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It turns out Chinese couples are a lot happier than they seem…

From this year, China will count the number of divorces per 1,000 people instead of counting the number of people who split per 1,000 population, the official China Daily newspaper said.

The divorce rate for 2005 was 2.76, but according to the new method it was 1.38, the paper said. For 2006, the rate is estimated at 1.3. [Full Text]

Original China Daily’s report here, says”To the discomfiture of many in the country, the rate was uncomfortably close to the 3.7 in the United States and higher than around 2 in Japan and South Korea.”

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