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The divorce rate is rising rapidly

The divorce rate is rising rapidly in China. In 2014, 3.6 million Chinese couples broke up, almost double the number from a decade previously.

In the past, couples required permission from employers or community committees to divorce, and many put up with their spouses just to avoid public embarrassment.

A 2003 regulation on marriage and divorce simplified the divorce procedure and allowed couples to divorce at the same day of marriage at a cost of 10 yuan (1.53 dollars).

In the past people wanted to divorce mostly because of domestic violence and affairs, now it is increasingly common among young couples to separate after trivial disputes or interference of their parents," she said.

Most people born in the 1980s and 1990s are only children whose parents tend to interfere too much in their lives. What's more, unlike their parents, they attach more importance to individuality and the quality of life.

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