China divorce cooling-off rule: one year after controversial law enacted authorities claim rates of separation declining squib

A year after China adopted a 30-day cooling-off period for divorce seekers amid climbing divorce rates, marriage registration authorities have seen a drop in marital dissolution that many local governments claimed was because of the controversial measure.The civil affairs bureau in western China’s Chongqing municipality said earlier this month that over 50,000 estranged couples decided against divorcing each other during the one-month waiting period last year, contributing to a 44 per cent fall…
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