But she does not think that change will come easily.
She believes Chinese society puts pressure on women to stay with traditional paths.
Yet she is not a member of the decision-making Politburo’s Standing Committee.She is unlikely to move up in the leadership changes, observers say.Women not in Xi’s program President Xi Jinping had promised million to UN Women, the United Nations’ Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. “The (Chinese) government talks about increasing women’s political participation, but there haven’t been any concrete measures to support the initiatives,” Chen said.She urged the government to guarantee 30 percent of political leadership roles go to women.Years later, however, as women fill many top positions in private businesses, China’s Communist Party is still largely a group made up of men.
Vice Premier Liu Yandong is one of a few women at the top.
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They are Empress Wu Zetian and Dowager Cixi and Jian Qing, wife of former Communist leader Mao Zedong. When Mao Zedong led China, he famously declared that ‘Women hold up half the sky.’ Many Chinese remember the saying.
“They’ll just point to those three and be like ‘well, see what happens when a woman gets in power? But Xu noted Mao’s call was more about doubling the country’s workforce than gender equality.
But China watchers say anyone following the meetings should not expect women to be given any major positions.