A happy couple ties the knot in this file photo. Marriage rates have been in decline across China in recent years, while the number of people getting divorced has soared. Photo: Xinhua

Marriage rate down, divorce rate up as more Chinese couples say ‘I don’t’ or ‘I won’t any more’

Trends are a concern for ruling Communist Party, which regards families as the building blocks of society

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A happy couple ties the knot in this file photo. Marriage rates have been in decline across China in recent years, while the number of people getting divorced has soared. Photo: Xinhua
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Viola Zhou

Viola Zhou

Viola is a multimedia producer at Inkstone. Prior to that, she wrote about Chinese politics for the South China Morning Post. She has also interned at Reuters and covered Hong Kong's democracy protests.