China is looking at a new way of reducing divorce rates. Officials want couples who file for divorce to take an exam to find out how strong their marriage is and whether it can be saved. Up to half of marriages between those born in the 1980s have got divorced. The rising divorce rate is because more women are working. They are financially independent and less in need of a partner. The rise of dating apps means there are more extramarital affairs.
The divorce test has had a mixed reaction. One official said it was aimed at stopping "impulsive divorces". She said the harmony of the family could "achieve the harmony of an entire society". Internet users were less enthusiastic about the 15-question test. One post asked: "If you remember your wedding anniversary you can't divorce? Divorce isn't a case of amnesia." Another wrote: "They are adults and they have the right to divorce."