Jiangsu Provincial Department of Civil Affairs announced Feb 12 it will delegate the registration rights for mixed marriages to lower levels.
Starting from Feb 20, 2019, people who want to register for a mixed marriage can go to the local civil affairs bureau with the required materials instead of going to the provincial-level department engaging foreign-related marriage and adaptation in Nanjing.
As the social environment becomes increasingly open, a lot of foreign-funded enterprises have settled in Jiangsu and people have developed a rational view on foreign identity.
The registered number of mixed marriages in Jiangsu has remained stable at about 1,000 a year and involves people from over 50 countries and regions. A great majority of those marriages involve people from Taiwan, the United States and Japan.