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Only 7.2 people out of every 1,000 got married in China last year, the lowest marriage rate since 2013, according to the National Bureau of Statistics and the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

A survey by the People's Daily found that 29.5 percent of respondents weren't married because they hadn't met the right person, and 23.4 percent said they weren't ready to take on the responsibilities of starting a family.

A major reason for the declining marriage rate is the shift towards people marrying later, according to Shi Zhilei, a director with the Population and Health Research Center at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law. Other contributing factors are China's declining population and the rising cost of living, said Pan Jianlei, a professor at the Beijing Municipal Party School.

The proportion of people unwilling to marry is climbing, especially among women. About 6 percent women aged 30 and 34 in China were unmarried in 2015, a figure about 10 times higher than what was recorded in 1990, according to Yuan Xin, professor from Nankai University.

The marriage rate is relatively low in China's most developed regions. For example, as of the end of last year, in Shanghai only 4.4 people out of every 1,000 people married in the year, the lowest rate in the country. Tianjin, Guangzhou, and Beijing also recorded low marriage rates.

Conversely, the marriage rate was notably higher in the country's relatively underdeveloped regions, such as Tibet, Anhui, and Guizhou. Guizhou's marriage rate was the nation's highest, at 11.1 per 1,000 people in 2018.

According to Pan Jianlei, the acceleration of urbanization raises the economic burden on urban dwellers, which makes them less likely to marry and have children. (China Plus)

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Post time 2019-3-20 16:48:14 |Display all floors
If you want to do some sewing, it is Ok when you have got a sharp needle for the job. And that is impossible and unnecessary if you try hard to find the sharpest needle in the world for your task!
This principle is full of philosophy and also fit for you to look for your spouse for life!
I wish more young people take my advice. The world will become paradise for all of us!
Childish pure  mindset can simplify your life which let you live in a light way! Without man-made troubles you will work in high efficiency!

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Post time 2019-3-21 13:44:44 |Display all floors
Enjoy your life singledons

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Post time 2019-3-21 23:47:32 |Display all floors

This is rather strange!

Chinese lady was shocked when her foreign female friends showed digital images of their young children and learnt that none of them was married! Chinese lady was unable to come to terms with that!


Today, many Chinese females do not register their marriage due to one reason or another. Like their foreign sisters, they have their own children, too! Not just one but two and they are proud to be their mothers.

This is something not new but a trend that has been practised again as it was in the past!





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Post time 2019-3-21 23:48:56 |Display all floors



Nothing new! Many Chinese females do not marry but have their own children.


So, the record could not be correct!

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Post time 2019-3-22 12:22:14 |Display all floors
Not surprising, that is the world trend, not unique to China! Looks like the younger Chinese generation has finally come to realise that life is more than just getting married, have children, change diapers and breastfeed!  Good for them, smarter than their parents and grandparents who blindly cling on to outdated tradition!

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Post time 2019-3-22 12:44:58 |Display all floors
This post was edited by pnp at 2019-3-22 12:45

Yeah, enjoy life, marry later, or not at all!  That's the new way of life, better than breastfeeding and changing diapers, what a boring chore!

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