In feudal China, women, usually with bound feet, were denied an education and condemned to social isolation. Since 1949, the government of the People’s Republic of China has actively promoted the social, economic and political roles of women in society. Today, women make up 49% of China’s population and 46% of its labor force, a higher proportion than in many Western countries.
Photostory by Juliana Jiménez
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