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The Startling Plight of China’s Leftover Ladies

April 27, 2012

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China’s men far outnumber women. So why is it so hard to find a good husband? BY CHRISTINA LARSON | MAY/JUNE 2012 The Spicy Love Doctor was running late. A well-heeled crowd one recent Sunday afternoon had packed into the second-floor lounge of Beijing’s Trends Building — home to the publishing offices of several glossy […]

A gift to UN Women showcases the world’s only female writing system from China

April 24, 2012

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Posted on April 20 2012 Counsellor Minister Lu Hailing presents a Nüshu scroll to UN Women Deputy Executive Director John Hendra on behalf of the Permanent Mission of China to the United Nations. (Photo Credit: UN Women / Ryan Brown) A scroll, given to UN Women by a Chinese delegation, has showcased a unique female-only […]

A Chinese High School Has Banned ‘Young Love’

April 6, 2012

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Stan Abrams, China Hearsay | Apr. 5, 2012 AP Photo/EyePress)Waltz class has been canceled And now for something completely different — just because I can. Hard to resist this story about a draconian set of rules at a high school in Hangzhou whose administration seems obsessed with public displays of affection. You have to read the […]

One Tibetan woman’s tragic path to self-immolation

March 27, 2012

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Tsering Kyi had witnessed the erosion of her family’s way of life and the repression of her fellow students’ protests. This month she doused herself in five litres of petrol and set herself alight Jason Burke in Dharamsalaguardian.co.uk, Monday 26 March 2012 Tibetan monks hold placards showing others who had set themselves on fire to […]

In Art, a Strong Voice for Chinese Women

March 10, 2012

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By DIDI KIRSTEN TATLOWPublished: March 7, 2012 BEIJING — It almost wouldn’t be a real Chinese art opening without security officials barging in and ordering paintings off the wall. By that yardstick alone, the Saturday opening of Bald Girls, a feminist art show in the 798 arts district of Beijing, was a tremendous success. Plainclothes […]

Global Gender Imbalance Poses Critical Problems for Women

February 22, 2012

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By Charundi Panagoda A group of Chinese boys plays in the mud. By 2013, one in 10 Chinese men of marriageable age will lack a female counterpart. Credit:Jimmiehomeschoolmom/CC BY 2.0 WASHINGTON, Feb 21, 2012 (IPS) – In 2005, there were 163 million more men in Asia, more than the entire female population of the United […]

ASIA: Isolation, poverty loom for an aging population

February 14, 2012

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Photo: David Longstreath/IRINMore of her in coming years BANGKOK, 14 February 2012 (IRIN) – With 60 percent of the world’s population, Asia has one of the largest concentrations globally of aging persons, creating a host of potential challenges, experts warn. “Asian countries, besides Japan perhaps, need to plan now. These countries have grown older before […]

Vietnam’s parents want a dragon son

February 14, 2012

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The desire for a male heir is particularly strong in an unusually auspicious yearMarianne Brown Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 14 February 2012 Dragon children? Babies are held by their mothers in the northern province of Bac Ninh, Vietnam. Photograph: Hoang Dinh Nam/Getty When Hai overheard her mother-in-law telling her husband to have an extramarital affair so […]

Rise of the Phoenix

February 2, 2012

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“A woman must obey her father before marriage, her husband during marriage and her sons in widowhood” ~ Confucius http://kck.st/yX6EmO If you disagree with these assertions on a woman’s role and are shocked by the statistics conveyed in the above demo, then please support this project. WHAT IS MY STORY? Many of you know that […]

Rise of the Phoenix

February 2, 2012

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“A woman must obey her father before marriage, her husband during marriage and her sons in widowhood” ~ Confucius http://kck.st/yX6EmO If you disagree with these assertions on a woman’s role and are shocked by the statistics conveyed in the above demo, then please support this project. WHAT IS MY STORY? Many of you know that […]

ZAMBIA: Chinese Underage Sex Scandal Sparks Emotive Debate

January 31, 2012

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By Lewis Mwanangombe Daliu, 46, a carpenter from China never imagined himself in the dreadful confines of a stinking and overcrowded Zambian jail where conditions are so terrible that they lead to gastronomic disorders and skin diseases within days of confinement. But that is how the dice has fallen for Zhang and three other expatriate […]

ZAMBIA: Chinese Underage Sex Scandal Sparks Emotive Debate

January 31, 2012

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By Lewis Mwanangombe Daliu, 46, a carpenter from China never imagined himself in the dreadful confines of a stinking and overcrowded Zambian jail where conditions are so terrible that they lead to gastronomic disorders and skin diseases within days of confinement. But that is how the dice has fallen for Zhang and three other expatriate […]

Sex trafficking victims reveal horror of witchcraft and torture being used to enslave women in Scotland

January 28, 2012

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Jan 27 2012 Exclusive by Annie Brown VICTIMS of human sex trafficking have told how they were enslaved by witchcraft, torture and death threats in modern-day Scotland. The harrowing stories of ten women were compiled by campaigners investigating the world’s fastest growing organised crime. Nine came from Africa, one from South America. In one of […]

Sex trafficking victims reveal horror of witchcraft and torture being used to enslave women in Scotland

January 28, 2012

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Jan 27 2012 Exclusive by Annie Brown VICTIMS of human sex trafficking have told how they were enslaved by witchcraft, torture and death threats in modern-day Scotland. The harrowing stories of ten women were compiled by campaigners investigating the world’s fastest growing organised crime. Nine came from Africa, one from South America. In one of […]

China’s village of the bachelors: no wives in sight in remote settlement

September 4, 2011

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Surplus of males caused by preference for sons means poor subsistence farmers have no chance of finding a mate Tania Branigan in Banzhushan, Hunan guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 September Duan Biansheng, one of many unmarried men in the ‘bachelor village’ of Banzhushan in Hunan province. Photograph: Tania Branigan He wants a wife, of course. But ask […]

China’s village of the bachelors: no wives in sight in remote settlement

September 4, 2011

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Surplus of males caused by preference for sons means poor subsistence farmers have no chance of finding a mate Tania Branigan in Banzhushan, Hunan guardian.co.uk, Friday 2 September Duan Biansheng, one of many unmarried men in the ‘bachelor village’ of Banzhushan in Hunan province. Photograph: Tania Branigan He wants a wife, of course. But ask […]

New campaign targets gender ratio imbalance

August 17, 2011

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(Global Times)14:36, August 17, 2011 China’s gender ratio remains high, with men far outnumbering women, raising concerns about social instability, gender imbalance and non-sustainable development, as authorities announced a nationwide campaign to reverse the problem. The eight-month campaign will target non-medical gender determinations and gender-selective abortions, all of which are illegal under Chinese law. The […]

New campaign targets gender ratio imbalance

August 17, 2011

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(Global Times)14:36, August 17, 2011 China’s gender ratio remains high, with men far outnumbering women, raising concerns about social instability, gender imbalance and non-sustainable development, as authorities announced a nationwide campaign to reverse the problem. The eight-month campaign will target non-medical gender determinations and gender-selective abortions, all of which are illegal under Chinese law. The […]

Bride’s Death in China Spurs Anti-Violence Bill

August 6, 2011

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By Jia YouWeNews correspondentWednesday, August 3, 2011 The death of a young Chinese bride in 2009 under the fists of her husband shocked the public about the lack of protection for victims of domestic violence. Now, lawmakers have a national anti-domestic violence bill to consider. SHENZHEN, China (WOMENSENEWS)–When other brides would have been enjoying their […]

Bride’s Death in China Spurs Anti-Violence Bill

August 6, 2011

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By Jia YouWeNews correspondentWednesday, August 3, 2011 The death of a young Chinese bride in 2009 under the fists of her husband shocked the public about the lack of protection for victims of domestic violence. Now, lawmakers have a national anti-domestic violence bill to consider. SHENZHEN, China (WOMENSENEWS)–When other brides would have been enjoying their […]