People study beneath banners in a classroom at a female morality school in southern China’s Hunan province. The foreground banner reads: “For family harmony and happiness, female morality is essential”. Photo: AP

Rise of ‘morality schools’ for Chinese women sparks outcry

Emergence reflects the erosion in the status of women since the launch of economic reforms in the 1980s, activist says

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People study beneath banners in a classroom at a female morality school in southern China’s Hunan province. The foreground banner reads: “For family harmony and happiness, female morality is essential”. Photo: AP
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