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Women in China's Leadership   [open pdf - 659KB]

This Issue Brief presents data illustrating female representation in China's leadership positions, namely in the Chinese Communist Party, in government, and in the military. From the Key Findings: " [1] According to United Nations data from 2021, China's population comprises approximately 703.8 million females and 740.4 million males. Although they represent roughly 48.7% of the population, women occupy less than 8% of senior leadership positions. [2] The absence of diversity is noteworthy given the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership's stated commitment to equal opportunity. [3] The absence of women in Party leadership parallels low female representation within the group of Chinese nationals holding leadership positions in international organizations. Of the 31 Chinese nationals serving in top leadership positions in key international organizations, only 4 are women."

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2022-03-30
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U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission: https://www.uscc.gov/
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