Marriage and Divorce in Our Country
During the period from 1997 to 2007,the number of marriage decreased from 9.51 million to 8.48 million,while the number of divorce rose from 0.8 million to 1.21 million.
We believe that three reasons may account for this phenomenon.
First,young people of marriage age are becoming fewer and fewer because of the family planning policy adopted since the late 1970s.
Second,the current society is one where fierce competition takes place everywhere,and many young people can’t and won’t get married before they embark on a promising career.
Third,today’s people put more and more emphasis on independence and freedom—they won’t get married before they find an ideal partner,and they will not hesitate to say goodbye when the spark of love dies down.
The great change,in my mind,signals the fundamental shift in people’s view on family and marriage.
This trend will probably continue as contemporary people pay more and more attention to high-quality marriage.
Software Use in a Certain Region
During the period between 2003 and 2007,pirated software users declined abruptly from 5000 to 3000,while authorized users increased sharply from 4000 to more than 10 000.
Several reasons can account for this phenomenon.
To begin with,compared with pirated software,authorized software can guarantee both high quality and good after-sale service.
Apart from that,authorized software is becoming cheaper and cheaper—more and more people can afford them as a result.
However,there are still a number of people who buy pirated software,generally for two reasons.
On the one hand,they take it for granted that pirated products are cheaper than authorized ones.
On the other hand,they don’t realize that their behavior will do great harm to the whole software industry and national economy.