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Peng Shuai and women's rights in China

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Join our panel as they discuss Peng Shuai’s allegation of sexual assault and women's rights in China.

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Tennis champion Peng Shuai’s allegation of sexual assault against a former senior leader – and the ongoing uncertainty about what has happened to her since – have cast new light on China’s #MeToo movement, feminism more broadly, and the challenges those face.

China’s educated urban women are demanding more, with an energetic feminist movement developing in recent years. But in a system where only men have ever reached the top of politics, and where there is growing official concern about a plummeting birth rate, women face new difficulties: from punitive divorce laws to growing pressure to get married and have children. And with the limited space for dissent and activism continuing to shrink, feminists have been silenced, detained and disappeared.

Join Guardian journalist Devika Bhat, joint deputy head of international news, as she chairs a panel including Tania Branigan, Guardian leader writer and former China correspondent, and Leta Hong Fincher, author of Leftover Women and Betraying Big Brother, to explore the opportunities and obstacles facing women in China today.

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Running time: 60 minutes

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