CHINA China sees over 9 mln marriages last year

CHINA

China sees over 9 mln marriages last year

Xinhua

22:20, January 19, 2020

BEIJING, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- More than 9.47 million marriages were registered in China last year, down from 10.1 million in 2018, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

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The marriage rate in China has continued to decline since 2014 as a result of less population born due to the implementation of family planning policy rate in the 1970s and 1980s, said Yang Zongtao, an official with the ministry at a regular press conference held in Beijing Sunday, noting that changing concepts about marriage have also played a part.

Civil affairs authorities would further combat marital fraud by developing a nationwide online database for marriage credit, and work out measures to limit extravagance in wedding ceremonies, said Yang.

China also registered about 4.15 million divorces in 2019.

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