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Opinion: More women are becoming political leaders in Asian countries and elsewhere around the world, but not in China

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
ll of the seven members of the Communist Party of China's all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee are men, and there are few potential female candidates who could be promoted in next year's political reshuffle.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.