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Originally posted by aquitaine at 9-21-2006 20:25
Not true in urban China anymore. Divorce rates are going through the roof.......
Of course these societies tried to make divorce be a bad thing to imprison girls in bad relationships wit ...
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/eng ... /content_328175.htm
""1.33 million Chinese couples divorce last year
Updated: 2004-05-04 11:30
China has more than 1.33 million couples say goodbye last year, with an increase of 154,000 cases than the previous year, according to a recent report issued by China's Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA).
In the report of development and statistic of civil affairs in 2003, more than 8.11 million couples tie the knot by the end of 2003, 0.4 per thousand points higher than 2002, however, the divorce rate last year also rise 0.3 per thousand points.
Since Oct. 1 last year, a new marriage registration regulations has taken effect, couples in China can marry without a health examination or a letter from their employers testifying their unmarried status.
Meanwhile, a requirement for divorce also abolished in the new regulations.
The number of Chinese registering for marriage dropped from some 8.92 million couples in 1998 to 7.86 million in 2002, according to the All-China Women's Federation. But the number of divorces has remained stable in the past five years, at about 1.2 million each year. "" china daily
according to this article 2003 only saw 16% divorce rate in China. compare that to a recent report (bbc perhaps) that showed 50% of marriages in the UK end up in divorce and similar numbers in the US. of course the 16% will be higher in the larger cities, but i suspect still far short of western countries. according to this CDC data in 2003 there was a 49% divorce rate... http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvsr/nvsr53/nvsr53_21.pdf (in my state the percentage for the 2003 year was 68%).
i am not claiming this as a factual statement, but as i understand most marriages end in divorce in the US are due to financial reasons which if true shows how materialistic america is. compare that to the common belif that most marriages in china are related to extra marital affairs. pretty much if you don't cheat on your spouse in china then it looks like things will be fine, thorugh rich and poor.
again, just another reason some westerns seek an asian wife (not blaming western women soley btw).