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The Startling Plight of China’s Leftover Ladies

April 27, 2012


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


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


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


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, 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


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


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


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 […]