Female Participation Soars to 7% at 2014 National People’s Congress

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
CPPCC delegates

BEIJING — This year’s National People’s Congress made history as over 7% of the deputies were women, a 2% increase on 2008. The 213 female deputies represent the highest level of female participation in Chinese political history, with the exception of 1993 when the all-female staff of tea refillers was included in the statistics.

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Thanksgiving Party Ruined After Expat Woman Declares Attraction to Chinese Men

Friday, November 29, 2013
Thanksgiving party

BEIJING — A Thanksgiving potluck organized by American expatriate Madison Wellesley at her Shunyi home was “irretrievably ruined” Thursday after a white female guest suddenly admitted her attraction to Chinese men.

According to traumatized guests, newly arrived English teacher Jessica Morris blithely revealed her preference for Asian men during what eyewitnesses described as a “completely innocent” postprandial discussion about sexual attraction.

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Family Planning Commission to Split Reproductive Rights with Women 70-30

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Family planning officials

BEIJING — As part of the reforms from the third plenum of the CPC Central Committee, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) announced Monday that it would henceforth split control over reproductive rights with the country’s women 70-30.

While insisting that “primary responsibility for the number, spacing and timing of offspring remains with the NHFPC,” the state-run organization acknowledged that “in certain circumstances, it is both practical and beneficial for women to have a say in what happens to their bodies.”

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