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About 90 guests accepted the Robert Bosch Stiftung’s invitation to join the 10th edition of the "Engaging with China" event series on 12 July 2017. The topic: "Feminism and Women Empowerment in China."
 
Christian Hänel, the Robert Bosch Stiftung’s head of the International Relations America and Asia department, welcomed the guests to the Foundation’s Berlin offices.
 
On the panel: Chinese women’s rights activist Lu Pin and author Leta Hong Fincher, who is an expert on gender inequality in China.
 
Sinologist Janka Oertel hosted the event. She is a Transatlantic Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Berlin.
 
Leta Hong Fincher talked about the social pressure unmarried women over 27 in China are facing, being stigmatized as ‘leftover women.’
 
Lu Pin reported on the increasing restrictions on feminist activism in China, the reason why she relocated to the U.S. in 2015 and has since carried out her activities from there.
 
The panel discussion was followed by a Q&A session and an in-depth exchange with the audience.
 
At the get-together afterward, the panelists continued to answer guests’ questions.