China reports more divorces, marriages in 2009

Updated: 2010-02-03 23:05

BEIJING: Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs said Wednesday more cases of divorce and marriage were handled across the country last year.

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Civil affairs organizations in the country dealt with more than 1.71 million cases of divorce in the past year, up 10.3 percent year on year, and registered 11.46 million marriages in the same year, a rise of 9.1 percent year on year, said the ministry in a bulletin released Wednesday.

The country's civil affairs departments also recorded 41,000 cases of adoption last year as the country kept improving and standardizing public administration and other social services.