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Authorities in China are looking at a [newly / new] way of halting the country's increasing divorce rate. In parts of China, couples who [file / pile] for divorce are being asked to take an exam to [concertina / ascertain] how much they still might love [each / one] other and whether or not their marriage can be [salvaged / savaged] . Up to half of all Chinese marriages between those who were born in the 1980s have ended [on / in] divorce. China's rising divorce rate has been [attribution / attributed] to the increased empowerment of working women, who are more [financially / finance] independent and less reliant on a partner. Media sources say the [rise / raise] of social media and dating apps are adding to the problem, as there are increasing numbers [by / of] extramarital affairs.

The divorce tests have had a [mixture / mixed] reaction in China. Liu Chunling, the director of a marriage-registration office, told [reports / reporters] that the test was aimed [by / at] reducing the divorce rate and preventing "impulsive divorces". She said: "Only [a / the] harmony of millions of family units can achieve the harmony of an entire [social / society] ." Chinese Internet users were [less / lesser] enthusiastic about the 15-question test being used [to / for] determine a couple's love for each other. One post on the Weibo social media site asked: "So if you [remembrance / remember] your wedding anniversary you can't divorce? Divorce isn't a case of [ambrosia / amnesia] ." Another wrote: "They are adults and they have the right to divorce. This is interference [in / at] domestic affairs."

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