Aged China, its new policy is not working, there is a big drop in the number of newly married couples
China's aging population has emerged as a new challenge before the dragon.
In China: The situation has become such that even her policy of producing more children is not working and there has been a steady decline in the marriage rate. According to the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs, the number of newly married couples declined in the first three quarters of 2021. Whereas compared to last year's figures, only 1.72 million (around 17 lakh) couples tied the knot in the third quarter.
Radio Free Asia reported that the decline in marriages, which cannot be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic alone, is due to a lack of faith in promises made by the government. In which she talks about reducing the burden on couples who have children. Nearly 3,000 people (34 percent) who responded to a recent survey conducted by the Youth League of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) no longer considered a life partner necessary.
According to this survey, more than 43 percent of women say that either they will not marry or can not say anything about it. This uncertainty about marriage in China was also linked to economic conditions as young people in wealthier cities tend to remain unmarried than in smaller cities.
"The more developed the economy, the more people actively choose to be alone," the report said. The report further said that as the country continues to grow economically, the number of young people not getting married is likely to continue to rise.