The Common Property under China Marriage Law

The common property refers to the property acquired and owned by the wife and the husband through the duration of marriage. The duration of marriage starts from the date of marriage to the date either party dies or the date of divorce. What is common property under China Marriage Law?... Read more →

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 →

New marriage law sparks debate in China

By Regional Representatives Aug 22, 2011 11:05PM UTC One of the hottest issues recently in China is the introduction of a new marriage law whereby a house bought for a children by parents and registered under the name of the child before marriage belongs to the child. That’s to... 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 →

Marriage Law of the People's Republic of China

(Adopted at the Third Session of the Fifth National People's Congress on September 10, 1980 and promulgated by Order No.9 of the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress on September 10, 1980; and amended in accordance with the Decision on Amending the Marriage Law of the... Read more →