Divorce Quakes

Aug 8, 2012 by

In recent news from the China it seems a new cause for that nation’s rapidly rising divorce rate has just been discovered; earthquakes. The China Daily website recently reported that “experts” are saying that the devastating magnitude-8 Wenchuan earthquake of 2008 that killed more than 69,000 people and left more than18,000 missing, caused residents of Southwest China’s Sichuan province to feel that “life was short and unpredictable” and made the decision to...

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Dividing Virtual Dollars in Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

As reported in the Beijing Morning Post, a Chinese woman claiming virtual assets as real property in her divorce settlement met a roadblock when the judge denied her request and gave them all to her husband instead. Even though the virtual assets were acquired during online gaming over the course of her marriage, the judge refused to recognize them as real property because both spouses played their game characters under an account in the same name. Just because the judge in China denied the...

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Divorce of Convenience

Aug 8, 2012 by

As we have noted before, the number of couples divorcing in China has been rising continuously since 2003 when the revised Regulation on Marriage Registration was enacted in that nation. In the first half of 2010 alone, over 848,000 Chinese couples registered for divorce and according to statistics from the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the numbers represent an increase of 10% over the year prior. Some have speculated that decreasing cohesiveness between married couples resulting from increased...

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4,600 Divorces a Day

Aug 8, 2012 by

International news readers will recognize that news reporting in India is frequently concerned with the goings-on of their more populous neighbor to the North, China. This week the Times of India newspaper is reporting that the rapidly rising divorce rate in China is due to mounting social pressures caused by the country’s rapid economic growth and an overall decline in fertility rates across the world’s most populous nation. The recent Times report states that nearly, 850,000...

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State-Sponsored Anti-Divorce Classes

Aug 8, 2012 by

Reflecting concerns over the rising rate of divorce across Asia and in China in particular, government officials in one state in Malaysia have taken some extraordinary measures by offering state-sponsored courses in maintaining marital intimacy in an effort to help keep couples and families together. Officials in the northern Malaysian state of Terengganu are now providing sex education for the elderly, sex courses for newlyweds and free honeymoons for couples in crisis. The move is highly...

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