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Younger generation less enthusiastic about marriage
Young Chinese aren’t so eager to get married. They seem to prefer to wait until they find a qualifying partner rather than settling just by a romance, or not to marry at all. In fact, the nation’s marriage rate has been continuously declining, and only about eight million couples got married last year, which is 12% fewer than the previous year. The figure was over 13 million back in 2013. Also, back in 2005, almost half of the newlyweds were made by the group aged between 20 and 24, but now, only about 20% of the age group get married. The high price of housing and the future cost of education for children is mainly to blame. Also, today’s young Chinese seem to have high expectations for potential partners such as education and income while having an unsociable character. Indeed, marriage is different from just having a romantic relationship. Young Chinese seem to be pragmatic about marriage.
Enjoy reading the article and learn about how young Chinese think about marriage.