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Alibaba Fires Manager Over Suspected Sexual Assault
August 09, 2021

Alibaba Fires Manager Over Suspected Sexual Assault

By Associated Press
Close on the heels of the Kris Wu scandal, charges of sexual assault and harassment at Alibaba emerged.

Chinese Pop Star Dumped by Brands Over Accusation of Sexual Assault
July 21, 2021

Chinese Pop Star Dumped by Brands Over Accusation of Sexual Assault

By Joe McDonald and Fu Ting
A teenager accused Kris Wu of getting her drunk in order to have sex with her. The reaction shows just how far China’s #MeToo movement has come.
In the ‘Three-Child’ Era, China Must Confront Embedded Misogyny
June 10, 2021

In the ‘Three-Child’ Era, China Must Confront Embedded Misogyny

By Jiayuan Wang
Loud encouragement for women to have more children, coupled with a rise in rhetoric equating femininity with weakness, could be a damaging combination for women’s rights in China.

Denied Benefits, Chinese Single Moms Press for Change
March 16, 2021

Denied Benefits, Chinese Single Moms Press for Change

By Huizhong Wu
“I just want to know in the national policy, as a single parent, as an unmarried woman, do I have the right to give birth?”

Are China’s Companies Taking Action on Sexual Harassment?
March 09, 2021

Are China’s Companies Taking Action on Sexual Harassment?

By Darius Longarino, Yixin (Claire) Ren, Angela (Lulu) Zhang, and Darius Longarino, Yixin Ren, and Angela Zhang
China’s Civil Code required firms to set up sexual harassment prevention and response policies. But on the ground, the impacts remain limited.

China #MeToo Case Heads to Court After 2-Year Delay
December 02, 2020

China #MeToo Case Heads to Court After 2-Year Delay

By Associated Press
Zhou Xiaoxuan’s case highlights the growing willingness of Chinese women to speak up about sexual harassment despite official resistance and censorship.

The Decline of China’s Kingdom of Women
August 12, 2020

The Decline of China’s Kingdom of Women

By Ana Salvá
Chinese Singaporean lawyer Choo Waihong portrays the slow decline of the culture of the Mosuo, one of the last remaining matriarchal societies in the world.
With New Divorce Rule, China Further Pushes ‘Family Values’
June 03, 2020

With New Divorce Rule, China Further Pushes ‘Family Values’

By Chauncey Jung
From promoting gender equality to advocating for “family values,” the CCP has drastically changed its tone after 70 years in power.

China’s Hidden Epidemic: Domestic Violence
April 06, 2020

China’s Hidden Epidemic: Domestic Violence

By Sophie Mak
The surge of domestic violence in China amid COVID-19 lockdowns points to the ineffectiveness of its Anti-Domestic Violence Law.

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality
March 18, 2019

6 Trillion Reasons for Asia to Act on Gender Equality

By Anthony Fensom
The OCED estimates that 7.5 percent of global GDP is lost due to gender-based discrimination.

Marital Rape: A Crime Left Unseen and Unspoken in the Chinese Legal System
December 08, 2018

Marital Rape: A Crime Left Unseen and Unspoken in the Chinese Legal System

By Hannah Feldshuh
China is one of only 10 countries that has not criminalized rape in marriage.
Interview: Leta Hong Fincher
September 01, 2018

Interview: Leta Hong Fincher

By Shannon Tiezzi
“We are witnessing an extraordinary moment in modern Chinese history… Growing numbers of women are angry about the misogyny and injustice in their lives.”

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