The Chinese Communist Party began recognizing International Women’s Day in 1922. After coming to power, it became an official holiday.
Women were also prevented from displaying posters protesting against sexual harassment on public transport. In spite of the stated equality of both sexes in the PRC, women are still openly discriminated against in careers and socially. It makes the fine words of China’s foremost revolutionary somewhat hollow.
Women hold up half the sky Mao Zedong
As an added slap at the Chinese women, while the human rights offices were being raided, the International Olympic Committee was in Beijing for a five day inspection. China is one of the favoured sites for the 2022 Winter Olympics. The world knows how well the government of China kept their word about reforms in order to garner the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
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