A bride poses for a wedding photographer next to East Lake in Wuhan, in central Hubei province, on April 19, 2020. The new divorce law is another example of the Chinese government’s intervention in family matters. Photo: AFP
A bride poses for a wedding photographer next to East Lake in Wuhan, in central Hubei province, on April 19, 2020. The new divorce law is another example of the Chinese government’s intervention in family matters. Photo: AFP
Greta Lai
Opinion

Opinion

Greta Lai

For women, China’s new divorce law is a step back for gender equality

  • The new cooling-off period is designed to make couples think twice about divorce amid falling birth rates. However, it only makes it harder for housewives and abused women to leave their husbands

A bride poses for a wedding photographer next to East Lake in Wuhan, in central Hubei province, on April 19, 2020. The new divorce law is another example of the Chinese government’s intervention in family matters. Photo: AFP
A bride poses for a wedding photographer next to East Lake in Wuhan, in central Hubei province, on April 19, 2020. The new divorce law is another example of the Chinese government’s intervention in family matters. Photo: AFP
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