The Long Road to Equality for Chinese Women – Kent Ewing

Asia Times reports on the progress, and lack thereof, in women’s rights in China in recent years:

“Women hold up half the sky,” said Mao Zedong. And indeed, they now account for 45% of China’s workforce and 40% of positions in government. So the Chinese leadership was within its rights last week to boast of the progress women have made under Communist Party rule. What officials don’t say, however, is that there is still a long way to go for Chinese women, and the road to equality remains blocked at key points. [Full text]

May 21, 2007 8:39 PM
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