This week, Kamala Harris became US presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate. If Biden is elected, she will become America’s first female and first black vice-president. (But not the first to run.) She would also be America’s first Asian-American to take up the role. That’s why some Indians are excited too: Harris’ mother was from India. Despite her heritage, Harris has criticised some Indian policies. Will a win for Biden put pressure on US-India relations? Even if Biden loses the election, Harris has already made history . She was the first woman of South Asian heritage elected to the Senate, California’s first black attorney general – and the first woman to hold the post. But Harris’ background in California law enforcement has also been a source of criticism . Some say her prosecution record is not as progressive as she claims. Is a win for Kamala Harris a win for women? Let us know your thoughts on our Facebook page . Stories worth sharing Lawmaker’s red dress stirs debate about sexism Ryu Ho-jeong, South Korea’s youngest lawmaker, became a target of misogynistic abuse after wearing a red dress to parliament. “The time will come when this society will accept women wearing comfortable clothes no matter what workplace,” she said. Why are Chinese people good at maths? Where does this reputation come from? Is it more than just an impression? In this episode of Goldthread’s “Why Chinese” series, they take a closer look at the stereotype. An army of ‘little sisters’ is driving spending in China Women make three out of four purchases in China, boosting the shares of multiple companies. And money managers are watching: a Shenzhen-based company has launched the nation’s first mutual fund that focuses on women’s consumption . Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow’s surprising popularity in Japan Politicians and the public expressed firm support for the 23-year-old after her arrest under the national security law made front-page news in Japan . The Chinese man who helped Australian women get the vote Prominent activist Rose Scott “first spoke a few words on the subject of women’s suffrage” in one of Quong Tart’s tea rooms . From running cutting-edge global companies to speaking out against sexism and stereotypes, women in Asia are making their voices heard around the world. Here at Lunar, we want to provide a platform to elevate and celebrate these voices, while exploring issues that affect women everywhere. Each week, we’ll bring you a curated selection of news, interviews and features about women, by women and for women. Sign up now !