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There are 7 million urban single ladies between the ages of 25 and 34 in China. The part these women play in the Chinese miracle is sometimes overlooked, even though these young, urban, well-educated and single women are among the greatest contributors to their country...

May 1, 2018

The wealth growth among female Chinese entrepreneurs is expanding at its fastest pace in history. And with record numbers of Chinese women receiving college degrees, and more and more participating in the workforce, that upward trend seems likely to continue.

CGTN's Ana...

My grandma’s parents killed her two older sisters the day after they were born, because of their gender. She was almost killed, too, but when her parents were about to throw her into the river, she opened her eyes, and they got scared. Her parents refused to raise her...

March 11, 2018

The following passage is an extract from Leftover in China, by Roseann Lake.

Just after Chinese New Year, I returned to the office of the Beijing television station where I had been working to find that all of my usually chipper young female colleagues were in decidedly...

March 7, 2018

Roseann Lake, author of 'Leftover in China', discusses how women who aren't married by 25 are reshaping China's traditional culture.

March 7, 2018

In the week of International Women’s day, the author of a brand new book tells us why China’s women are key to the country’s economic future

Since economic reforms began in 1979, China has grown to become the world’s largest economy and is home to 650 million women; the...

December 26, 2017

To talk about China's dating scene, CGTN's Elaine Reyes spoke to Roseann Lake, the author of a forthcoming book about the social and economic brawn of China's shengnü.

December 24, 2017

BEIJING — When Xiaobo Zhang got married in the early 1990s, he and his bride, like millions of other couples across China, were given a small room to live in by his danwei, or work unit. At the time a lecturer at Nankai University in Tianjin, Zhang’s room was utilitari...

December 23, 2017

Barring the odd empress, China is historically not a very glorious place to be a woman. From foot-binding to female infanticides, Chinese women have suffered their share of gender-specific hardships. Today, these women are 650 million strong. They represent the world’s...

December 22, 2017

"For 30 days after I gave birth to my son, I was kept away from all housework, and everyone treated me like a queen—an old, incapacitated queen," says Yan Zhang, a 32-year-old new mom in Beijing. Like all women in China, following delivery, Yan was required to zuo yuez...

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