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Is Child Marriage Legal in China? - China Law in One Minute

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No, it is illegal.

Under the Minors Protection Law of China, parents or other guardians shall not permit or force minors to marry, nor shall they undertake an engagement for minors. Minors refer to citizens under the age of 18.

In accordance with the Civil Code of China, no marriage may be contracted until the man reaches the age of 22 and the woman reaches the age of 20.

 

References:

Minors Protection Law of China (2012): Article 2, 15;

Civil Code of China: Part V Marriage and Family (2020): Article 1047.

Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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