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by Natalie Ornell | May 6, 2014
Reuters reports that Chinese state media has for the first time published the photograph...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 22, 2012
As a famous singer and goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organisation, Peng Liyuan might seem a perfect first lady to China’s next president Xi Jinping. But this picture is complicated by an AIDS scandal involving...
by Paulina Hartono | Jun 24, 2010
In politics and employment, Chinese women are falling behind. From the New York Times: China’s booming economy has provided some people with opportunities to amass enormous wealth, and women are among them. Of the 1,000 richest...
by Sophia Cao | Sep 15, 2007
From Businessweek: After this summer’s wave of bad news about China’s product safety, Beijing finally decided it was time to patch things up. So the leadership did exactly what it has done in every tough situation China has faced over the past decade or so: It called on 68-year-old Vice-Premier Wu Yi. Her gentle, friendly […]
by Sophia Cao | Sep 2, 2007
From Shanghai Daily: Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi ranked No. 2 on the new Forbes magazine list of the World’s Most Powerful Women. She followed Angela Merkel, the first woman to become chancellor of Germany. Forbes noted that Wu continues to help lead a government that oversees an economy whose gross domestic product may soon […]
by Sophie Beach | May 21, 2007
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 […]
by Sophie Beach | May 15, 2007
The Los Angeles Times writes about a government report which declares that life is getting better for the country’s women: Since the implementation of two programs aimed at improving the lives of women and children in 2001, more than 4 million rural women have been lifted out of poverty, according to Huang. Women’s average life […]
by Sophie Beach | Mar 28, 2005
From the Seattle Post Intelligencer: In the last Party Congress, in 2002, the percentage of women in the 198-member Central Committee dropped to 2.5 percent, an all-time low in the party’s history, from a high of 10 percent in 1973. One of many reasons cited for the decline is that government has become more decentralized […]
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