New Home Front opens up in Divorce Battleground

When romance ends, property arguments begin. Beijing-based lawyer Zhang Jing said he has been bombarded with inquiries since Saturday, when divorce property rules changed. Previously, marital assets were divided equally unless either party was found guilty of bigamy, domestic violence, abandoning the family or living with a lover for three... Read more →


Foreign-Related Marriage and Divorce in China

A marriage in China between a foreigner and a Chinese citizen or between two foreigners is considered a "foreign-related marriage". According to Article 147 of the General Principles of the Civil Law of the People's Republic of China, marriage of a Chinese citizen to a foreigner shall be bound by... Read more →


Court Considers Revising China’s Marriage Law

Court Considers Revising China’s Marriage Law By SHARON LaFRANIERE New York Times Published: February 16, 2011 BEIJING — Sallying forth into the ancient battleground of extramarital affairs, China’s top court appears poised to side with wronged wives against philandering husbands and greedy mistresses. Under a draft interpretation of China’s marriage... Read more →


China’s New Marriage Law Favors Men Over Women

By Fang Xiao Created: August 26, 2011 China’s Supreme Court issued a new judicial proviso pertaining to marriage law applications on Aug. 12. The proviso became effective on Aug.13 and immediately triggered widespread argument and criticism. Marriage law in China previously stated that married couples share joint ownership of property.... Read more →