A researcher works at a laboratory of Coconut Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, in Wenchang, south China's Hainan Province, March 11, 2021. Photo: Xinhua A researcher works at a laboratory of Coconut Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, in Wenchang, south China's Hainan Province, March 11, 2021. Photo: Xinhua
A researcher works at a laboratory of Coconut Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, in Wenchang, south China's Hainan Province, March 11, 2021. Photo: Xinhua

Gender equality: China will give female scientists priority in recruitment and research funding, provided they meet the mark

  • While women in China are widely educated with a high labour force participation rate, top-level science jobs still tend to be dominated by men
  • Age limits will be eased for women for talent programmes, and research projects will give more time for female researchers who have been on maternity leave

Topic |   Gender equality
A researcher works at a laboratory of Coconut Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, in Wenchang, south China's Hainan Province, March 11, 2021. Photo: Xinhua A researcher works at a laboratory of Coconut Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, in Wenchang, south China's Hainan Province, March 11, 2021. Photo: Xinhua
A researcher works at a laboratory of Coconut Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences, in Wenchang, south China's Hainan Province, March 11, 2021. Photo: Xinhua
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