College student demands divorce after getting married for an hour
Published: Sep 07, 2021 07:23 PM
How to get divorce in China Graphic: GT Photo: VCG

How to get divorce in China Graphic: GT Photo: VCG

A young couple filed for divorce an hour after receiving their marriage license, with the wife demanding 300,000 yuan ($46,455) in damages from the husband. After the case was brought to court, the divorce petition was not approved by the judge.

The ludicrous newlyweds are from Southwest China's Yunnan Province, where the husband is a college student and the wife a nurse. It was the husband who filed for divorce immediately after the marriage, arguing that he did not want to get married and chose to do so because of pressure from his wife. He claimed that he had actually broken up with her before the marriage, but she had repeatedly send text messages to harass and stimulate him to make a hasty decision.

In response to the husband's request for divorce, the wife argued that he had deliberately cheated on the marriage and claimed a compensation of 300,000 yuan.

Failing to agree on the divorce, both parties brought the divorce lawsuit to court. After hearing the case, the court held that the two had a certain emotional foundation, and the husband failed to prove that their relationship had broken down, and eventually the divorce petition was not supported.

The incident has triggered a hot debate among netizens on the Chinese internet. One netizen commented on China's Twitter-like platform Sina Weibo that marriage deserves respect, and should not be treated as a child's play.

Global Times