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National Divorce Rate Continues to Skyrocket in China

Posted: 11/17/2014 12:00 pm

chinese divorces rupert murdoch wendy dengAs the Chinese economy improves, and the standard of living rises, so too does the national divorce rate.

As reported on Yangcheng Online, divorces in China have steadily risen since 2004. In 2013, there were 3.5 million divorces in China, a 12.8 percent increase from the year before.

Guangzhou’s divorce rate is indicative of the general mood in China. In 2003, there were only 4,404 divorces in Guangdong; ten years later, there were 24,838; an increase of 564 percent.

If you’re thinking that the younger generation is driving the rising divorce rate, you’d be mistaken. Although people in Guangzhou between the ages of 30 and 39 are the most likely to get divorced (totalling 151,837 in 2013), the next largest segment are those aged 40 and up (totalling 136,766 divorces).

Check out the infographic to see for yourself.


Photo: Life Dayoo

  • Just_Banlas

    This is simple. Chinese women are finally standing up for themselves and refusing to stay with their cheating, lying, drinking, smoking, gambling, petty, arrogant, childish, abusive husbands. It’s a comeuppance long overdue. It’s a double-edged sword though, as Chinese men by and large don’t want thirty-something and over dragging around a kid with them, so these women usually end up floundering, as a DECENT Chinese man their age AND that is willing to have them is exceedingly rare. A major social issue China has yet to effectively recognize, much less grapple with.

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  • Yu_Suk_Kok

    Why use photo of Wendi Deng & Rupert Murdoch if the article is about divorces amongst Chinese couples?

    Charles Liu: Foreigners have nothing to do with Chinese divorce rates, despite your constant insinuations against foreigners.

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