Divorces in Shanghai are on the rise. 39% more than last year.
Analysts say that newlyweds ended their marriage due to erupting clashes and unstable relationships. Also, the new marriage regulation implemented last October in China makes marriage and devoice easier than before, as the couples require only household registration and identification cards for both marriage and divorce cases.
More freedom, more choices and less embarassment are factors in this. Especially the social pressure to keep up face and stay together is probably getting less. Aso the choice of a spouse may play a role.
The ….. marriage between a Shanghai man and a woman from outside the city remains stable, with 20 couples divorced in 2004. But marriage with a local Shanghai woman ended with a higher rate of divorce, statistics shows.