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China registers an average of 10m new marriages every year

Xinhua | Updated: 2021-05-19 14:46

A couple register for marriage at a civil service center in Fuzhou, Fujian province, on March 14, 2021. [Photo by Zhang Bin/China News Service]

BEIJING - An average of 10 million new marriages are registered annually in China, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Wednesday.

Marriage registries across the country handle an annual average of nearly 4 million divorces, according to statistics released by the ministry.

Approximately 4 million marriage certificates are issued every year for spouses who have not registered their marriages or have lost their certificates, the ministry said.

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