CCP encouraging citizens to get married have more Children

Chinese Communist Party- (CCP) is encouraging people to have more children whereas young couples in China are not preferring to get married. 

According to the civil affairs ministry, the number of newly married couples has fallen for the first three quarters of 2021, when compared with figures for the previous year, with just 1.72 million couples tying the knot in the third quarter, a new quarterly low.

Evidence suggests the numbers are continuing to show a long-term downward trend that can’t just be linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, and have more to do with a lack of trust in the government’s promises to ease the burden on couples who choose to raise children.

A recent survey by the CCP’s Youth League found that for Gen Z — young people born between 1995 and 2009 — around 34 percent of nearly 3,000 urban respondents no longer regard finding a life partner as inevitable.