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China Unexpectedly Releases 5 Women Activists

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING, April 13 (Reuters) - China has unexpectedly released five women activists on bail, two lawyers said on Monday, after a voca...

Melissa Jeltsen

China Drafts First National Law Against Domestic Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 11.28.2014 | World

China has drafted its first national law against domestic violence in a momentous step forward for women's rights. The draft legislation, which was...

China Can and Must Close its Gender Gap

Tian Wei | Posted 01.06.2015 | World
Tian Wei

Although our lives are very different, my grandmother was and remains my role model, and I carry in me a quote from her, as true for my generation as it was for hers: "As women, we depend on ourselves."

How Far Women in China Have Come -- And How Far They Still Have to Go

Lijia Zhang | Posted 12.29.2014 | World
Lijia Zhang

My grandmother was a prostitute-turned concubine, my mother a frustrated factory worker, and myself a rocket-factory-girl-turned-international-writer. The stories of three generations of women in my family illustrate the changing role of women in contemporary Chinese society.

Another Woman Taking the Fall as the Dynasty Ruptures in China

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 11.04.2013 | World
Mahlon Meyer

When it is impossible to trust the verdict of a legal system that is in thrall to its politics, we must seek other ways of interpreting its verdicts. We must see its verdicts as a sign of the times. When major changes in governance occur, a powerful woman usually gets offered up as a sacrifice.

From Recipient to Resource Partner: China's Changing Role in Global Development

Steve Davis | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Steve Davis

Over the last few decades, China, once regarded mainly as an aid recipient, has become an influential partner in global health and development.

As Many As 16 Million Chinese Women Are Wed To Gay Men: Professor

Posted 02.03.2012 | Gay Voices

Though recent years have reportedly brought China's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community a bit more out of the shadows of old, a ne...

China Vows Crackdown On Sex-Selective Abortions

AP | Posted 10.08.2011 | World

BEIJING — China is vowing to strengthen enforcement to prevent sex-selective abortions and close a yawning gender gap in a country that already ...

China's Secret Weapon: Women

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

It's not that Western women don't question, "Who am I and what is my life's purpose?" It's that we aren't asking it from the top rungs of the corporate ladder as they are doing in China.