A woman prepares for the National Civil Servant Exam at Nanjing Forestry University in Jiangsu province in December 2017. A Human Rights Watch report found 19 per cent of civil service job postings explicitly stated a preference for men. Photo: Xinhua

Gender discrimination in China is resurfacing as employers seek pretty women, or men

Lijia Zhang says China’s economic development has brought back regressive ideas about women – evident in sexist job adverts – that is fuelling a widening gender pay gap

Topic |   Gender equality

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A woman prepares for the National Civil Servant Exam at Nanjing Forestry University in Jiangsu province in December 2017. A Human Rights Watch report found 19 per cent of civil service job postings explicitly stated a preference for men. Photo: Xinhua
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