Deputies at an NPC session on Monday. Photo: Xinhua Deputies at an NPC session on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
Deputies at an NPC session on Monday. Photo: Xinhua

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How well are women and ethnic minorities represented in China’s National People’s Congress?

  • Women now make up around 25 per cent of the legislature, but men from the dominant Han group still hold most of the top leadership positions
  • Ethnic minorities hold 14.5 per cent of seats – but as one observer notes, they are not able to discuss sensitive topics such as Xinjiang

Knowledge |   China’s Two Sessions
Deputies at an NPC session on Monday. Photo: Xinhua Deputies at an NPC session on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
Deputies at an NPC session on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
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