Xiaomi, a self-described transgender woman, poses for a portrait in Shanghai. Long pressured to deny their identities, Chinese transgender people are now quietly asserting themselves. Photo: AFP

China’s transgender people ‘step forward’ from the shadows

Surgeon Zhao Yede says he performs about 200 gender reassignment operations a year

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Xiaomi, a self-described transgender woman, poses for a portrait in Shanghai. Long pressured to deny their identities, Chinese transgender people are now quietly asserting themselves. Photo: AFP
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