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China makes great progress in protection of women's rights and status
March 14,2017   By:People's Daily
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March 14, 2017 -- Photo taken shows a female reporter from People’s Daily raising a question to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a press conference on the sidelines of the fifth session of the 12th National People’s Congress on March 8, 2017. (TV screenshot)
 
March 14, 2017 -- Women living in China have witnessed a dramatic rise in their social status in recent years, thanks to the increasing efforts made by Chinese government to improve the protection of their rights.
 
Data showed that by 2015, the average life expectancy of Chinese women is 79.43 years old, the proportion of girls receiving junior college and university education, and postgraduate education is 52.4 percent and 49.7 percent respectively, and female employees account for 42.9 percent of the working population.
 
The passed International Women's Day falling on March 8 is an evidence of their rising social status.
 
On that day, many men expressed their love and respect to their female family members by offering presents, sharing more housework or taking care of babies, while some companies provided a half-day holiday for their women employees or sent them gifts.
 
Hundreds of millions of women in China have made glorious achievements in all economic and social sectors.
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