fredag 14. juni 2024

The Communist Party of China — Where Are the Women?

At the Twentieth National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), not a single woman was elected to the Politburo. Women’s participation in Chinese elite politics has stalled as men continue to dominate political power. The systemic underrepresentation of women in China’s elite politics clashes with the Party’s propaganda about increasing ‘the proportion of female cadres in the leading groups of state organs, ministries and commissions’. Is there still hope for fair representation of women in the political arena?