'She' in China

Updated: 2016-03-07 14:33

By Li Hongrui(chinadaily.com.cn)

'She' in China

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March 8 is International Women's Day. In China, we say women "hold up half the sky". In Chinese myth, a goddess named Nv Wa amended the broken sky and created human beings. Like the earth, women have been always taken as a symbol of caring and nurturing. And the moon, water, flowers, cats and snakes are connected with women. They symbolize the softness, adaptability, beauty and wittiness of women.

With multi-identities in modern society, women are not only mothers and wives who take care of their families, but also doctors, scientists and teachers who care about their patients, experiments and students. Their softness, adaptability, and wittiness become weapons to fight for their dreams and against sexual discrimination.

We chose five prominent women in recent years whose achievements encourage more young women to pursue their dreams. Since we often use flowers as metaphors when describing women, these "flowers" will surely never wither either in history or in our memory.

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