rural women



One-child Policy Leads to Forced Abortions

Graphic photos from Shaanxi province of grieving mother Feng Jianmei and her almost full-term aborted fetus went viral last week and reignited a discussion on abortion among Chinese netizens. Some commenters called the incident,...

Empty Chairs Symbolise Pain of Rural China

Ministry of Tofu has posted a set of photos by Xinhua’s Liu Jie, which poignantly reflect the separation of millions of families by mass labour migration and tight residence restrictions. Due to the massive urbanization...

China’s Female Suicide Mystery

From the Daily Beast: In many rural Chinese homes, a jar of pesticide—often a variety banned in Western countries—sits in the family outhouse. Even after harvest, farmers are loathe to throw out the remainder. Despite Chinese...

Survey: 47 Million Rural Women Sexually Deprived

The follow excerpt is from a news article in Beijing News (via on December 2, translated by CDT’s Lucy Lin: At the moment, there are 87 million “remain villagers” (Liushou Renkou: meaning those...

Women In Rural Village – Hegel Chong

From Reading China blog: Along with a number of rural migrant workers going into cities, there is a special social group emerging ” They suffer the loneliness caused by separation



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