June 1, 2014

China's Old Boys Club

Ruth Marcus, Washington Post

The Associated Press

Women, Chairman Mao famously proclaimed, hold up half the sky. But not half the Politburo. Chinese politics may be the ultimate old boys’ club. Of the 25 members of the Politburo, only two are women. Female membership on the larger Central Committee has actually fallen, from 7.6 percent in 1969 to 4.9 percent today. Just one of 31 provincial governors is a woman.

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