By Celia Hatton
2 December 2015
(Clockwise from top left) Zheng Churan, Li Tingting, Wang Man, Wu Rongrong, and Wei Tingting
The detentions came right before International Women’s Day.
Five women who all worked as activists for various feminist causes and had organised public events to raise awareness of a host of issues, from eradicating domestic violence to the need for more women’s toilets in China.
Few predicted the women would ever become targets of Continue reading
Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, attends the Sustainable Development Summit 2015, Sept. 26, 2015 at United Nations headquarters.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday addresses a United Nations conference on gender equality, an event which has drawn criticism because of his government’s policies that Continue reading
A week of news the West missed from the world’s most populous country.
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Every day, FP’s China team at the Tea Leaf Nation channel scours dozens of Continue reading
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After the 1949 revolution in China, Chairman Mao famously proclaimed that ‘women hold up half the sky.’ In the early years of the People’s Republic, Continue reading