China's Top Three Famous Women DiplomatsMarch 19, 2012In the history of Chinese diplomacy, there are three female representatives who can stand for the different stages in China's diplomatic and foreign relations.
Deng YingchaoDecember 12, 2011Deng Yingchao (1903-1992) frequently appeared in posters published in the 1980s. Deng, who was not related to Deng Xiaoping, was a veteran CCP-member, who had been actively involved since the early days of Party-organization and even had joined and survived the Long March.
Song QinglingDecember 12, 2011Song Qingling (also known as Mme Soong Qingling, 1890-1981) was born into a rich Christian family which played an important role in Chinese politics in the first half of the 20th century.
Zhang HaidiDecember 12, 2011The model status of Zhang Haidi (Shandong Province, 1955), widely publicized in print and in propaganda posters from 1983 on, is an interesting one. Zhang Haidi, also known as Ling Ling, became a paraplegic at the age of five following four operations for the removal of tumors in her spine.
Women's MilitiaDecember 12, 2011An important aspect of female involvement in PLA work was membership of the people's militia, a type of volunteer defense corps, mainly organized in rural areas. In Southeastern China, in particular along the border with Vietnam, and along the coast of Fujian Province, located opposite Taiwan, these militia were engaged in active defense of the motherland against potential American aggression spilling over from the Vietnamese conflict, or Taiwanese actions aimed at sabotage.
Women's Political Participation in ChinaDecember 8, 2011Equal opportunity between men and women has been a principal policy of the party and government ever since the founding of the People's Republic of China. However, most of the provisions under this policy have been too general and have had no substantial impact on women's rights.
Gender in PoliticsDecember 7, 2011Heated discussion over the rise of female government leaders has begun in China since authorities urged government departments at all levels to select more women for leadership roles through ongoing nationwide local elections.
Women Village Officials All Too RareNovember 30, 2011Women village officials account for just 2.28 percent of the total, according to Guangzhou Women's Federation statistics.