Job seekers at a recruitment event for women on International Women’s Day, in Huaibei, Anhui province. Photo: Reuters

Which economy, estimated at US$28 trillion, is bigger than the US or China? It’s women

  • Survey reveals 97 per cent of businesses in China employ at least one woman in senior management, higher than the global average of 87 per cent
  • China should encourage more women to participate in the booming in the e-commerce and technology sectors and into leadership positions, say analysts
Topic |   Gender equality

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Job seekers at a recruitment event for women on International Women’s Day, in Huaibei, Anhui province. Photo: Reuters
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The average monthly salary for women in China is 6,497 yuan (US$970), 78.2 per cent of a man’s wages, the study found. Photo: AFP

Chinese women earn a fifth less than men and the gap is widening fast, survey by online recruiter Boss Zhipin finds

  • An average Chinese working woman earns 78.2 cents for every dollar paid to a man, the study found
  • That is better than the global average and on par with the US and UK, but the gap has widened by 8.7 percentage point in a year
Topic |   Gender equality

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The average monthly salary for women in China is 6,497 yuan (US$970), 78.2 per cent of a man’s wages, the study found. Photo: AFP
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