China simplified its procedures for divorce in 2003, and divorce rates have since spiked. Photo: Shutterstock
Lijia Zhang
Opinion

Opinion

Lijia Zhang

China’s divorce rate is spiking because women no longer have to accept unsatisfying marriages. This should be celebrated, not stifled

  • Due to amended laws and declining stigmas, women are the main initiators of China’s climbing divorce rate
  • Alarmed authorities are now taking countermeasures, but women’s freedom should not be sacrificed for ‘social stability’

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China simplified its procedures for divorce in 2003, and divorce rates have since spiked. Photo: Shutterstock
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