Almost 10,000 Divorces Each Day in China’s Breakup Boom – Businessweek

China is facing a boom in breakups. Almost 10,000 marriages end in divorce every day, a figure that has been growing for the past decade, according to a report in China Daily citing Zhang Shifeng, head of the department of social affairs at the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Almost 10,000 Divorces Each Day in China's Breakup Boom

In 2012, the last year for which figures were available, China counted 3.1 million divorces, up 133 percent over 2003. Big cities are the epicenter of China’s new wave of “conscious uncoupling,” including Shanghai, Tianjin, and Beijing. In the capital, 164,000 couples tied the knot in 2012, while one-third as many dissolved their marriages—pushing the number of divorces up 65 percent since 2011.

In most cases the irreconcilable differences at the root of China’s rising divorces are common ones around the world: Top of the list are extramarital affairs, domestic violence, and an inability to communicate, said Du Huanghai, a Shanghai attorney cited in the China Daily report. Urbanites in their 20s and 30s “lack the patience to adapt to each other or make the necessary compromises, so their marriages are often in a fragile state,” Du said.

via Almost 10,000 Divorces Each Day in China’s Breakup Boom – Businessweek.

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4 Responses to “Almost 10,000 Divorces Each Day in China’s Breakup Boom – Businessweek”

  1. Very interesting! In a country where getting married, the wedding day itself and having children is one of the most important – if not THE most important – goal in life this is pretty big news!

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  2. China is very closed and specific country but number is huge.

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  3. Reblogged this on jasminamadis and commented:
    This is such an awful thing, but It’s just not in Africa, but everywhere. A lot of people just don’t know how to solve everyday problems. A lot fo divorces come from economic problems. I think that when it comes to economic problems that getting divorced should be the last thing on their minds, but I haven’ even been married yet so my opinion shouldn’t validate… :p but I still think divorce is such an ugly thing.

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