Authorities in China are looking at a way of halting the country's increasing divorce rate. In of China, couples who file for divorce are being asked to take an to ascertain how much they still might love other and whether or not their marriage can be . Up to half of all Chinese marriages between those who were born in the 1980s have ended in divorce. China's rising divorce rate has been attributed to the empowerment of working women, who are more financially independent and less on a partner. Media sources say the of social media and dating apps are adding to the , as there are increasing numbers of extramarital .
The divorce tests have had a mixed in China. Liu Chunling, the of a marriage-registration office, told reporters that the test was aimed at reducing the divorce rate and preventing " divorces". She said: "Only the of millions of family can achieve the harmony of an society." Chinese Internet users were less about the 15-question test being used to determine a couple's love for each other. One post on the Weibo social media site asked: "So if you remember your wedding you can't divorce? Divorce isn't a case of ." Another wrote: "They are adults and they have the to divorce. This is interference in domestic affairs."