Chinese Women Step Forward in the Backwaters

Chinese Women Step Forward in the Backwaters

Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore – IPS – Thursday, 31 May 2012 ( originally published 30 May) BEIJING, May 30, 2012 (IPS) – For years Gou Suqin had to rely on her husband’s meagre migrant’s income from the city to support their rural family. Now, following a 10,000 RMB (1,500 dollars) microcredit loan from UN Women, 50-year-old Gou […]

Panel analyzes women in China

Panel analyzes women in China

Kelly Chung Dawson – China Daily – Wednesday, 14 March 2012 (originally published 12 Mar) The topic of parenting inevitably rose to the forefront when Amy Chua, author of the best-selling book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, joined four other speakers for a China panel at the third annual Women in the World Conference […]

Who Owns the Farm? Land Rights Push in China Leaves Women Without a Plot To Stand On

Who Owns the Farm? Land Rights Push in China Leaves Women Without a Plot To Stand On

Jessica Mack – RH Reality Check  – Wednesday, 29 February 2012 (originally published 27 Feb) In the Masterpiece series “Downton Abbey,” Lady Mary Crawley, the eldest daughter of an Earl, cannot inherit the eponymous estate because she is a woman. She finds this demeaning and frustrating, but her future will be well taken care of regardless. […]

China stuck in a gender balance time warp

China stuck in a gender balance time warp

Carolynne Wheeler – The Globe and Mail – Tuesday, 20 September 2011 Among developing nations, China is modernizing by leaps and bounds — its economy still growing fast, its railways converting to high speed, its road networks growing, and skyscrapers lining its city streets. Yet there is one area in which China is still lagging […]

In China, ‘Sterilization Enforcement’ an Unlikely Rung on Ladder to Success

In China, ‘Sterilization Enforcement’ an Unlikely Rung on Ladder to Success

Chen Yilian – The Epoch Times – Friday, 24 December, 2010 (originally published 21 Dec) The case of a couple from China’s Yunnan Province, recently published online, shows how promotions and bonuses for local Communist Party cadres are linked to their dogged pursuit of the quotas set by higher-ups—including quotas on the most intimate of […]