The law was passed in an effort to lower the China’s increasing divorce rate. Photo: ShutterstockThe law was passed in an effort to lower the China’s increasing divorce rate. Photo: Shutterstock
The law was passed in an effort to lower the China’s increasing divorce rate. Photo: Shutterstock

New law requires 30-day cooling-off period before Chinese couples can divorce

  • The clause in the new Civil Code, which will take effect on January 1, does not apply to families with a history of domestic violence or extramarital affairs
  • The move generated anger and concern, with one commenter saying: ‘It’s not helpful in protecting women’s rights’
Topic |   China Society
The law was passed in an effort to lower the China’s increasing divorce rate. Photo: ShutterstockThe law was passed in an effort to lower the China’s increasing divorce rate. Photo: Shutterstock
The law was passed in an effort to lower the China’s increasing divorce rate. Photo: Shutterstock
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