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Discrimination in Job Market Common: Survey
Most people have experienced some kind of discrimination when seeking jobs, according to a survey. The discrimination involves gender, age, educational background and physical attributes.
Benchmark Deal for Mothers in Workforce
Female employees will earn the same salary during pregnancy and while nursing, according to amendments to a women's rights law.
Court Ruling a Win for Equal Rights
Seven women in Jiaxing, in east China's Zhejiang Province who had building applications rejected by the local government have won discrimination cases in court.
China Releases Draft Law on Workplace Discrimination
The Standing Committee of the 10th National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, on Sunday released a full draft of the country's first law to eliminate workplace discrimination.
Teacher Causes First Looks Discrimination Case
A 23-year-old woman has accused a Shanghai language school of firing her due to her "unfavorable looks" in what may be China's first looks-related work discrimination case.
Provincial Lawmakers Mull Regulation to Boost Job Opportunities for Women
South China's Guangzhou municipality is mulling a regulation that seeks to widen job opportunities for women by outlawing "males only" restrictions in job vacancies, according to a bill submitted to the municipal people's congress.
Expert Blames Gender Discrimination for Growing Sex Imbalance
Discrimination against the female sex remains the primary cause of China's growing newborn gender imbalance, with an average of 123 boys being born for every 100 girls, a researcher in women's studies said on Friday.
Shaanxi Crackdowns on Sexual Harassment
Shaanxi lawmakers have drafted a new provincial regulation strengthening the Women's Rights Protection Law in order to better stop sexual harassment.
Woman Fired For Falling Pregnant
Chinese netizens were recently stirred by the case of Miss Li, a technical engineer fired from her position at a Qingdao company after her employers learnt she was pregnant.
Firing Provokes Debate on Maternity Rights
Preserving the right to be a mother or pocketing a decent salary is the dilemma facing China's white collar pregnant working women.
Sexual Assault Victims Still Too Scared to Talk
One year on and the country's first program to help sexually assaulted women is struggling to survive in Shenzhen, the southern booming city.
Sexual Harassment Case Appeal
A young woman in Shanghai filed an appeal claiming she was sexually harassed by a doctor, her lawyer said yesterday. The woman, surnamed Zhao, has filed the city's first sexual harassment case after the Law on the Protection of Rights and Interests of Women was refined in August. It now states that sexual harassment is illegal.
Gender Equality Urged at Workplace
Gender equality and diversity in the workplace should be given due consideration when China's top legislature meets to discuss the draft law on employment promotion later this year, said a senior female campaigner yesterday.
Women's Sufferings Underscored in NPC Session
Chinese NPC deputies are calling for the clampdown on various forms of gender discrimination and maltreatment of women, as the International Women's Day falls on Wednesday.
Woman Challenges Regulations
At 55, Zhou Xinghua, a cashier, felt that she was nowhere near ready to stop work and spend the rest of her life in retirement. But it seemed that she had no choice her boss informed her that she would have to hand in her notice within the year.
Woman Fights Back Against Fondler with Posting
That is the proper way to deal with a man who gropes a woman on the subway? That is the question many people are asking after one Shanghai woman took justice into her own hands, posting the picture of her alleged groper online with a warning to other women to beware of him.
Bank Sex Discrimination Case to Continue
A woman who lost a sex discrimination case against her former employer at an arbitration committee on October 17 said yesterday she had filed her case with a local court. Her son said the committee's ruling had been the result of applying inappropriate laws.
Hotlines Help Women Safeguard Legal Rights
Two new hotlines are putting Chinese women in touch with their legal rights. The telephone help-lines are backed by the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and opened in March this year on a limited trial operation.
Woman Loses Discrimination Case
A local arbitration committee in Henan ruled yesterday that a woman required by her employer to resign five years earlier than male colleagues had failed to prove a case for sex discrimination, on the basis that State Council regulations enshrined differential retirement ages.
Media Should Do More to Push Gender Equality
I was cynically pleased when Communication University of China (CUC) in Beijing trumpeted the establishment of an UNESCO Chair on Media and Gender in its campus last week as the country's first journalism and communications research facility to link media studies with gender issues.

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