The number of marriages in China has increased for the first time in 9 years

Last Updated on March 19, 2024 5:44 am

The number of couples in China increased for the first time in 9 years. In 2023, there were 7.68 million newlyweds in the country, which is 12.4 percent more than the previous year.

The country’s government recently received the information while promoting marriage as its latest bid to address record low birth rates.

More than 845,000 marriages were completed in 2022, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said. A record 13.47 million marriages took place in 2013.

China’s birth rate began to decline for decades following the imposition of a controversial one-child policy in the 1980s to control overpopulation. That policy was changed in 2015 and 2021 to increase population figures.

China’s population is rapidly aging. About 300 million Chinese citizens will retire in the next decade, roughly equivalent to the entire US population.

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