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