Delegates chat during the 19th Party Congress in Beijing on October 18, 2017. Women make up just 28 per cent of the Party’s 91 million members. Photo: Reuters
Delegates chat during the 19th Party Congress in Beijing on October 18, 2017. Women make up just 28 per cent of the Party’s 91 million members. Photo: Reuters
Lijia Zhang
Opinion

Opinion

Lijia Zhang

China cannot achieve gender equality while excluding women from policymaking decisions

  • An amendment by Beijing to further safeguard women’s rights is laudable, but claims that change should only come from the top ignore centuries of grass-roots struggles
  • China’s lagging position in the World Economic Forum’s gender equality ranking highlights the need to include women at all levels of discourse

Delegates chat during the 19th Party Congress in Beijing on October 18, 2017. Women make up just 28 per cent of the Party’s 91 million members. Photo: Reuters
Delegates chat during the 19th Party Congress in Beijing on October 18, 2017. Women make up just 28 per cent of the Party’s 91 million members. Photo: Reuters
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