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One of the activists, Wei TingTing
Sunday, April 12, 2015
China frees five women activists on bail after outcry
China has unexpectedly released five women activists on bail, two lawyers said on Monday, after a vocal campaign against their detention by the West and Chinese rights campaigners. The women were taken into custody on the weekend of March 8,...
Women have been dominating the poles of villagers committee elections in most regions throughout China since the onset of the new year. [Women Images]
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Women See Increased Role in Political Participation across China
Women have been dominating the poles of villagers committee elections in most regions throughout China since the onset of the new year. From the local level to the global level, women's participation in politics and organizational leadership have...
Anson Chan
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Hong Kong’s ‘Iron Lady’ takes up democracy fight with Beijing
She is often called the “Iron Lady” of Hong Kong. Anson Chan earned respect serving as Hong Kong’s second-highest official when the British were in charge. And when the colony was handed back to China in 1997, Beijing enlisted Chan to help with that...
Sunday, October 27, 2013
China Women's federation pledges to promote gender equality
A senior official of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) pledged on Monday to improve awareness of gender equality among the country's policy makers. Song Xiuyan, federation vice president, told a national congress that the body will work to...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Beijing at 20: ECOSOC launches review of progress on women’s rights
The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has kick-started Beijing+20, a process to assess how far Member States and other stakeholders have come in implementing the commitments made at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing,...
Monday, March 11, 2013
New age for China's female politicians
BEIJING, March 8 (Xinhua) -- The ongoing annual session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) has given Shen Jilan, 84, a chance to consolidate her position as one of the world's most venerable political figures. With her 59 years as an NPC...
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
More Women Needed in Chinese Politics
Despite the fact that Fu Ying, vice minister of foreign affairs, recently became China's first female spokesperson for the 12th National People's Congress (NPC), Chinese women’s political participation still lags behind. Out of the 2,987 NPC...