Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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.
Friday, November 29, 2013
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.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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.”