In 2020, China registered more divorces than marriages. Just one year later, divorces are down by 70%. At the same time, however, 20% of Chinese women now say they regret marrying, while only 9% said the same in 2012. One factor...
by John Chan | Apr 27, 2021
Updated at 21:21:47 PDT on Apr 27, 2021: This post has been updated to note doubts about the reportedly looming census figures. The latest Chinese census may reveal that China’s population has shrunk for the first time in...
by John Chan | Mar 3, 2021
China has implemented a mandatory “cooling-off” period for divorces, mandating that spouses observe a 30-day waiting period to deter impulsive divorces. But the new requirement, which went into effect on January 1st...
by Josh Rudolph | Jan 23, 2021
On January 1, the Supreme People’s Court released the first interpretations of China’s Civil Code, putting into effect the nation’s first comprehensive collection of private laws on personal and property...
by Josh Rudolph | Jan 6, 2016
The Furong district court in Hunan province has accepted a lawsuit filed against the Changsha...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 6, 2011
China Debate has an article looking at how reforms in the Marriage Law are unfair to women who may have invested equally with their husbands in joint property, but can’t claim any right to it in a divorce: China’s Supreme...
by Sophie Beach | May 19, 2005
From China Daily: The Municipal Government of Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province, issued a regulation in May requiring officials to report their extramarital affairs, with a belief that the stipulation could curb corruption. According to Marriage Law revision expert panel statistics, 95 percent of China’s convicted corrupt officials had mistresses. In south China’s […]
by Tony Chen | Mar 2, 2005
From China Daily: Chinese know more about the Marriage Law than any other legal area, a survey released yesterday shows. Nearly 99 per cent said they were aware of the marriage law but knowledge about other laws affecting their daily lives was left wanting.For example, the survey showed that 19.8 per cent have no or […]
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