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In Crazy English Divorce, 3 Victories, 1 Defeat

Kim Lee, the American wife of Crazy English founder Li Yang, was awarded a 12 million yuan divorce settlement by a Beijing court on Sunday. Li must pay an additional 100,000 yuan per year for each of their three daughters until...

Crazy Li Goes to Court

A new round of divorce hearings between Li Yang, the founder of a controversial and high-decibel English education program, and Kim Lee, his battered American wife, began last week. Last year, Lee posted pictures of the injuries...

Bo Scandal Heats Up Over Wife’s Relations

Reuters digs deeper into the relationship between Gu Kailai and the Frenchman who reportedly acted as a "middle man" in her business affairs, suggesting that Patrick Henri Devillers may have played a key role in the Bo scandal...

10m Chinese Women Married to Gay Men?

Marriages of convenience between lesbians and gay men have been widely reported, but their numbers are likely small compared with cases of gay men or women feeling pressured into marrying heterosexual partners. Shanghai Daily...

Online Marriage Records to Thwart Cheaters

According to the Associated Press, long-delayed plans to put people’s marital status online for easy reference are finally coming to fruition: China’s exploding wealth has created a culture of secret mistresses and...

Deal With Global Warming: Try Not to Divorce – China Youth Daily

An interesting point on a personal level in helping fight global warming. Translated by CDT from China Youth Daily: With the rising divorce rate, China may soon become another target of finger pointing from the developed world when it comes to the global warming talks, and this one may seem light years away from any […]

Breaking Up Not Hard To Do For China’s “Me” Generation – Reuters

From Reuters via yahoo.com: Ten months after they tied the knot, Li Lei and Wang Yang, both 20-something Chinese professionals, decided it was time to break up so they could spend more time with their lovers. They signed on the dotted line on their divorce paper less than 20 minutes after answering “no” to a […]

Divorce, Chinese Style – Wu Zhong

From Asia Times Online: In China, the production of fake goods is so rampant that there is a saying that “everything can be forged”. Indeed, forgery is not limited to manufactured goods. “Faking it” is easily transferred to social and legal arenas, such as divorce court. In recent years, the number of media-reported fake divorce […]

Chinese Slough Off Old Barriers to Divorce – Maureen Fan

From the Washington Post: Divorce, once nearly unheard of in China, has become more common than ever as women such as Wu gain financial independence and shrug off the diminishing stigma of leaving their husbands. Legal barriers to divorce have fallen away — couples needed permission from their employers until just four years ago — […]

Worrying Trend: Knot-untying Little Emperors – Beijing Review

Another interesting trend to watch out in an aging and divorcing society here: young little-emperor couples increasingly untying the knot. From Beijing Review “Currently, more than half the number of people who go to marriage counselors are those in their twenties — the 1980s’ one-child generation — as compared with last year, when 90 percent […]

The Not-So-Golden Week That Was

Used to be that the domestic headlines from a “golden week” ended with little besides big, bullish numbers: the record-setting throngs of shoppers at malls, the umteen newlyweds tying the knot at mass weddings, the swelling tides of humanity making homecomings and tourist pilgrimages by plane, train and automobile. More and more, though, local metropolitans […]

Marriage counseling offered in Shanghai – Shanghai Daily

From China Economic Net, (link): Free marriage counseling is now available at the divorce registry at the Civil Affairs Bureau in Putuo District of Shanghai. Counseling is offered before couples sign divorce papers to give couples a chance to reconsider and see if they can resolve their differences. Counseling runs during business hours on Tuesday […]

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