Chinese Authorities Clean Up Matchmaking Services Market
Liao Shumin
DATE:  Sep 19 2017
/ SOURCE:  Yicai
Chinese Authorities Clean Up Matchmaking Services Market Chinese Authorities Clean Up Matchmaking Services Market

(Yicai Global) Sept. 19 -- The Ministry of Civil Affairs recently said on its website that it worked with the Central Committee of Communist Youth League of China and the National Health Family Planning Commission to jointly publish Guidance on Further Improvement in the Work of Marriage and Dating Among Young People.

The three departments are requiring dating platforms to strictly carry out real-name authentication and registration, and rectify the matchmaking service market in accordance with the law to crack down illegal behaviors such as the arrangement of sham dates and marital fraud.

In response to the announcement, International Ltd. [NASDAQ:DATE] claimed that in the past few years it has asked the government to create a system to prevent some from hiding their previous marriages.

Baihe Network Co., of which is a wholly-owned subsidiary, said that the company will follow the requirements of relevant authorities actively, and engage in the establishment of industry codes and standards. In recent years, has been calling on the administration to build a civil marriage registration system to prohibit someone from hiding their marriage records. was thrust into the spotlight recently after news about Su Xiangmao, founder and developer of iOS application WePhone, committing suicide over blackmail from his ex-wife, who he met on the platform.

As a VIP user, she has hidden information about her divorce, age, registration date and dating history. had not verified the authenticity of her info.

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