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Equality in China Through the Lens of Intersectionality

Intersectionality is a topic with strong relevance in China. The country has become a powerful global economic force, but women and people of ethnicities continue a struggle for equality, especially outside urban areas.
By Jill Motley

Western companies continue to increase their presence in China as the country continues to grow as a global economic force. One of the challenges businesses must overcome is the unequal status of women and ethnic groups in many areas of the country, leading to increasing discussion on the impact of intersectionality in China.

Gender, ethnicity and religion are the cornerstones of intersectionality in China. Many groups remain marginalized socially and economically, and there is growing awareness that intersectionality plays an important role in the workforce.

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