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Jan. 19, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"As a result, she suspects authorities have ordered China’s intensely controlled media to avoid aggressive, in-depth coverage. 'There is a history of the Chinese government being really worried about political upheaval outside its borders affecting its own population and there is no question whatsoever that the #MeToo movement is seen by the authorities as potentially posing a threat,' she says" (para 7). "On 1 January Luo published an eloquent online denunciation of her alleged experience. '[There’s] no longer any need to be afraid … we need to stand up bravely and say ‘No!’,' she wrote, urging others to speak out using the hashtag #我也是 (#WoYeShi or #MeToo)" (para 9). "Zheng ...more
Jan. 19, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-3

"In 2015 five leading feminists were detained after plotting to distribute stickers about sexual harassment on public transport" (para 16).
Jan. 19, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"Despite their nervousness, Hong Fincher wagers authorities will not completely snuff out the debate, so long as it remains 'manageable troublemaking'. 'It’s OK for an individual woman here and there to come out and talk about her experience … but if any of these women made it a really big deal or started to get a lot of sustained attention on social media I have no doubt that the police or somebody would come and visit her'" (para 14-15).
Jan. 19, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"It has been 12 years since Luo Qianqian says she was pounced upon by her PhD supervisor while she was studying in Beijing. 'Please don’t do that,' she remembers protesting. 'I’m still a virgin.' Luo, now in her mid-30s, recalls bursting into tears at the unwanted advance" (para 1-2). "Slowly, however, women are breaking the silence in a country where one study suggested 80% of women had experienced sexual harassment" (para 8).
Jan. 19, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"Luo, now in her mid-30s, recalls bursting into tears at the unwanted advance; her teacher, who denies the claims, withdrew but later touched her hand as he implored her to keep quiet. 'I was too terrified to speak,' she remembers" (para 2). "But while the Weinstein effect has swept across the Americas, Europe and other parts of Asia, there has been near silence in China’s authoritarian mainland [about sexual harassment and assault]. 'Some women have come out … [but] what’s really striking is how few,' says Leta Hong Fincher, an expert in China’s feminist movement, who argues Communist party censorship is the culprit" (para 4-5). "Huang Xueqin, a Guangzhou-based journalist ...more
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
Countries: China, Vietnam
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"A young woman, left, visits her mother in Northern Vietnam. She was tricked by traffickers into crossing the border to China, but managed to escape before they could force her into a marriage" (para 14). "Nguyen was just 16 when a friend's boyfriend drugged her and smuggled her into China. She tried to resist a forced marriage. For three months, she refused, even though her traffickers beat her, withheld food and threatened to kill her , she says. Finally, she relented. She says her husband was kind to her, but she never stopped missing her family in Vietnam. 'My desire to go home was indescribable,' Nguyen said. 'I agreed to ...more
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:42 p.m.
Countries: China, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

"Nguyen was just 16 when a friend's boyfriend drugged her and smuggled her into China. She tried to resist a forced marriage" (para 18). "During CNN's trip to the border, the government called and told us the police had just rescued five girls as they were about to cross the border with a trafficker. We met the girls, who are just 14 years old. They said they were promised $600 to go to work in China by a neighbor from the same village" (para 26).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Countries: China, Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

"'When I woke up I didn't know that I was in China.' Lan remembers the night that changed her whole life. While preparing for university along the border in northern Vietnam, a friend she met online asked her to a group dinner. When she was tired and wanted to go home, the people asked her to stay and talk and have a drink. Next thing she knew, she had been smuggled across the border to China. 'At that time, I wanted to leave,' says Lan. 'There were other girls there in the car but there was people to guard us.'" (para 1-5). "A young woman, left, visits her mother in ...more
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Lan and Nguyen ended up in the same town in China. After two years, together they managed to slip out of their homes and take a taxi to a local police station. The whole time they were afraid their husbands' families would find them. The Chinese police investigated and eventually returned them to Vietnam" (para 31).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Countries: China, Vietnam
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1, IRP-DATA-1

"During CNN's trip to the border, the government called and told us the police had just rescued five girls as they were about to cross the border with a trafficker. We met the girls, who are just 14 years old. They said they were promised $600 to go to work in China by a neighbor from the same village" (para 26).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1

The villages along the Vietnamese-Chinese border are a hunting ground for human traffickers. Girls as young as 13 say they are tricked or drugged, then spirited across the porous border by boat, motorbike or car (para 6). "Vietnamese girls as young as 13 are taken to China by human traffickers, to be sold as brides" (para 8).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-2

"To put it simply, Chinese men are hungry for brides" (para 7). "'It costs a very huge amount of money for normal Chinese man to get married to a Chinese woman,' explained Ha Thi Van Khanh, national project coordinator for the U.N.'s anti-trafficking organization in Vietnam. Traditionally, Chinese men wishing to marry local women are expected to pay for an elaborate banquet and to have purchased a new home to live in after the wedding. 'This is why they try to import women from neighboring countries, including Vietnam'" (para 16).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-2

The villages along the Vietnamese-Chinese border are a hunting ground for human traffickers. Girls as young as 13 say they are tricked or drugged, then spirited across the porous border by boat, motorbike or car. Young Vietnamese women are valuable commodities in China, where the one-child policy and long-standing preference for sons has heavily skewed the gender ratio. To put it simply, Chinese men are hungry for brides (para 6-7). "Vietnamese girls as young as 13 are taken to China by human traffickers, to be sold as brides" (para 8). "Villages around the border are hunting grounds for human traffickers looking for young Vietnamese women, who are approached online or ...more
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-2

Nguyen was just 16 when a friend's boyfriend drugged her and smuggled her into China. She tried to resist a forced marriage. For three months, she refused, even though her traffickers beat her, withheld food and threatened to kill her (para 10).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-1

"Reducing poverty will help stop women going to China seeking work, another common way traffickers lure victims" (para 25).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5, MARR-PRACTICE-6, MARR-PRACTICE-9

"'It costs a very huge amount of money for normal Chinese man to get married to a Chinese woman,' explained Ha Thi Van Khanh, national project coordinator for the U.N.'s anti-trafficking organization in Vietnam. Traditionally, Chinese men wishing to marry local women are expected to pay for an elaborate banquet and to have purchased a new home to live in after the wedding. 'This is why they try to import women from neighboring countries, including Vietnam'" (para 16).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Some escape to back to Vietnam with help from the authorities. But cracking down on trafficking is no easy matter, as the mountainous terrain of Northern Vietnam makes it difficult to monitor the border" (para 12).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ISSA-PRACTICE-1, ISSA-DATA-2, GIC-LAW-1

"Young Vietnamese women are valuable commodities in China, where the one-child policy and long-standing preference for sons has heavily skewed the gender ratio" (para 6).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Vietnamese girls as young as 13 are taken to China by human traffickers, to be sold as brides" (para 8). "Girls trafficked from Vietnam can be sold as brides for $3,000 or more to the end buyer" (para 10). "Trafficked girls not forced into marriage typically end up as sex workers" (para 12). "She says that Vietnamese brides can sell for upwards of $3,000 to the end buyer and that they are often considered desirable because of cultural similarities to the Chinese" (para 17).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"Some escape to back to Vietnam with help from the authorities. But cracking down on trafficking is no easy matter, as the mountainous terrain of Northern Vietnam makes it difficult to monitor the border" (para 12). "The Vietnamese police are sometimes able to rescue women even after they have crossed into China, by enlisting the help of Chinese authorities. Nguyen Tuong Long, the head of the government's social vice prevention department in Lao Cai, says last year they rescued and returned 109 Vietnamese trafficking victims. 'Because of cooperation between the Vietnamese and the Chinese police, we have found and caught trafficking rings,' Nguyen says. 'We've found women far inside China, ...more
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: IRP-DATA-1

"The villages along the Vietnamese-Chinese border are a hunting ground for human traffickers. Girls as young as 13 say they are tricked or drugged, then spirited across the porous border by boat, motorbike or car" (para 6). "Vietnamese girls as young as 13 are taken to China by human traffickers, to be sold as brides" (para 8).
Dec. 21, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: IRP-PRACTICE-1

"Trafficked girls not forced into marriage typically end up as sex workers" (para 12). "We've found women far inside China, at brothels where they're forced to become sex workers" (para 28).
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

"Childbearing has squeezed the opportunities accessible to women in their career growth. A survey shows that 67.4 percent of surveyed women think reproduction has scaled down their chances to get training or promotion in their work, and 47.4 percent of female employees blame it for the deterioration of their work conditions. Moreover, some women have to give up their work for childbearing. Therefore, many women, who want to continue their work, are forced to abandon their plans to have a child or postpone their pregnancy. In particular, women with great potential in their career development dare not to bear their first child, let alone raise a second child, though they ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Due to various concerns, many women are reluctant to bear a second child, even though the new family planning policy allows them to do so. The potential conflict between employment and reproduction is one of important factors that women have to take into consideration when they plan to have a second child. Therefore, the government and relevant departments need to introduce relevant supporting measures to better implement the policy and relieve women's worries in relation to childbearing and work." (para 1-2). "Employment is an important channel for women to engage themselves in social and economic growth, promote harmony in both family affairs and social issues, and realize personal values. However, ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: MULV-DATA-1

"Childbearing has squeezed the opportunities accessible to women in their career growth. A survey shows that 67.4 percent of surveyed women think reproduction has scaled down their chances to get training or promotion in their work, and 47.4 percent of female employees blame it for the deterioration of their work conditions. Moreover, some women have to give up their work for childbearing. Therefore, many women, who want to continue their work, are forced to abandon their plans to have a child or postpone their pregnancy. In particular, women with great potential in their career development dare not to bear their first child, let alone raise a second child, though they ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

"Chinese women and their families were thrilled about the prospect of bearing a second child, when the universal two-child policy was officially adopted in 2016. However, due to various concerns, many women are reluctant to bear a second child, even though the new family planning policy allows them to do so" (para 1). "The potential conflict between employment and reproduction is one of important factors that women have to take into consideration when they plan to have a second child. Therefore, the government and relevant departments need to introduce relevant supporting measures to better implement the policy and relieve women's worries in relation to childbearing and work" (para 2).more
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"The Standing Committee of China's National People's Congress (NPC) should put the draft of the Anti-Employment Discrimination Law on its legislative agenda as soon as possible, single out discrimination against women in employment in the process of making the Anti-Employment Discrimination Law and the Specifications in the Implementation of Law on Promotion of Employment or amending the Law on Promotion of Employment and the Regulation on Labor Security Supervision, and give specific provisions over the definition of gender discrimination in employment, relevant penalties and the channel of legal remedy. For their part, the departments of human resources and social security should list discrimination against women in employment into their regulatory ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

"Childbearing has squeezed the opportunities accessible to women in their career growth. A survey shows that 67.4 percent of surveyed women think reproduction has scaled down their chances to get training or promotion in their work, and 47.4 percent of female employees blame it for the deterioration of their work conditions" (para 5). "The departments of human resources and social security, taxation and finance should grant financial subsidies to female employees' social security contributions during their maternity leave, provide a proportion of tax allowance and exemption to any employers, the percentage of whose female employees reaches or surpasses 40 percent. Furthermore, the commission offices of public sectors reform should make ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-2

"Relevant government departments haven't fully supervised the occurrence of discrimination against women in employment or granted tougher punishments over such prejudices. The Regulation on Labor Security Supervision (2004), which guides labor security inspection departments in their work, fails to explicitly include gender equality in employment in its regulatory scope, generating difficulties in monitoring discriminatory behavior against women in their employment. In addition, many employers have resorted to covert discrimination against women, which makes it hard for involved women to collect evidence, the supervisory departments off those prejudices and ask for intervention. Legislative bodies are expected to further improve existing laws and regulations in relation to gender equality in employment. The ...more
Dec. 13, 2017, 9:05 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

"Some firms choose to sacrifice the observance of legal regulations faced with the realization of a decrease in labor costs. They hold that female employees who get married or have a child will spend less time on their work, become less efficient in their jobs and create financial burdens upon them. As a result, certain enterprises become more and more reluctant to hire women or take radical measures to discourage female employees in their bids to get married or bear children. For instance, women in relationships are required not to get married or raise a child in the following years; wait in line to become pregnant; or dismiss themselves. Women's ...more