‘They Are the Best Feminist Activists in China’

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On March 8, International Women’s Day, Chinese police detained five women for planning a protest against sexual harassment. With their detention now stretching into its second week, the activists have yet to be formally charged — an …

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Leaning In — to Chinese Corruption


It is no secret that graft is an essential part of climbing the Chinese Communist Party ranks. Now, according to Chinese state media, ambitious female cadres are increasingly being caught taking bribes and trading favors. On June …

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Why China’s Li Na Won’t Thank Her Homeland

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After winning the Australian Open on Jan. 25, Li Na set off a media blitz in her native China, where the 31-year-old tennis star made the front page of most major papers. Much discussion surrounded Li’s post-victory speech, where she once …

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Blame It on the Booze

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A 19-year-old woman in Shangli, a small county in southeastern China’s Jiangxi province, died on Jan. 2 after being gang raped by five men. While the suspects were quickly apprehended and later confessed to the crime, the …

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