China registers an average of 10 mln new marriages every year

Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-19 15:09:23|Editor: huaxia

A staff member prepares a marriage certificate for a couple at a marriage register office in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, April 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Cai Yang)

BEIJING, May 19 (Xinhua) -- An average of 10 million new marriages are registered annually in China, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said on Wednesday.

Marriage registries across the country handle an annual average of nearly 4 million divorces, according to statistics released by the ministry.

Approximately 4 million marriage certificates are issued every year for spouses who have not registered their marriages or have lost their certificates, the ministry said.