Declining birth rates, an ageing population, and soaring seperation rates prompted a controversial law one year ago to make divorce harder. Photo: AFP
Declining birth rates, an ageing population, and soaring seperation rates prompted a controversial law one year ago to make divorce harder. Photo: AFP

China divorce cooling-off rule: one year after controversial law enacted authorities claim rates of separation declining

  • Chinese provinces have reported a significantly lower rate of divorce and claim it is due to a cooling-off period under new rules
  • Eastern China’s Chongqing municipality said the rate of divorce had decreased by almost half since the law was enacted a year ago

Topic |   China society
Declining birth rates, an ageing population, and soaring seperation rates prompted a controversial law one year ago to make divorce harder. Photo: AFP
Declining birth rates, an ageing population, and soaring seperation rates prompted a controversial law one year ago to make divorce harder. Photo: AFP
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