Divorces increase every year in China

15:56, June 11, 2010      

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China had 2.5 million couples who filed for divorce in 2009, nearly 200,000 more couples than last year and up by nearly 9 percent, according to the 2009 statistics report on National Civil Administration Development released on the Ministry of Civil Affairs Web site.

The number of divorces increased every year in the past five years. Moreover, the income and personalities of married men and women in China have become ever more independent, with self-awareness growing stronger.

According to the report, the crude divorce rate is up 0.14 per thousand points to 1.85 percent.

In addition, 1.8 million couples registered for divorce in civil affairs departments, up by 12 percent from last year, and 666,000 million couples filed for divorce at courts, up more than 1 percent from last year. The number of divorces increased every year in the past five years, with an average increase of nearly 8 percent.

By People's Daily Online

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