Why China has so few female leaders

(CNN)The biggest event in China’s political calendar just concluded in Beijing, and the lack of women at the top echelons of power was palpable.

This week, Chinese President Xi Jinping presented his new leadership team to the world on stage in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. Just who would be on the Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee was a matter of fierce debate, but on one thing everyone was certain: there would be no women.

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