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Women high-fliers in Chinese politics

The Communist Party of China's outgoing 19th Central Committee has 204 full members, but only 10 of them are women. PHOTOS: ST FILE, CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, GOV.CN, WEIBO
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BEIJING - Mao Zedong once declared "women hold up half the sky", but the glass ceiling is too high to break in China's elite politics.

When the Communist Party of China (CPC) undergoes a leadership reshuffle during its 20th congress in the autumn of 2022, things will not be much different; it will still be a men's club.

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