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A woman helps a child wear a mask to protect against air pollution, Beijing, China, Nov. 26, 2016 (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).

China Promotes a Narrow Definition of Women’s Rights

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

China passed its first law against domestic violence in 2015, but a key part of the legislation—issuing restraining orders against abusers—has not been properly implemented, putting women at risk. In an email interview, Andrea den Boer, a senior lecturer at the University of Kent, discusses women’s rights in China.

WPR: What is the current status of women’s rights and gender equality in China? ...

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