The history of women workers in China

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Beijing Clamps New Ban on Prostitution
By Antoaneta Bezlova, IPS, 30 August 1999. San pei is an obscure term for what translates into the three companies offered by numerous hostesses of nightclubs and karaoke bars throughout China. The government has declared a war on san pei services. Economic reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping in the late 1970s have brought back Western vices to China, and the government has at last moved to fight them.
Laid-off women launch a new worker revolution
By John Schauble, The Age, 20 October 2000. Millions of women suddenly unemployed relatively late in life after years of service in a factory that had promised life-long security. The cracking of China's iron rice bowl because of economic reforms has particularly affected female workers. They are usually the first to be retrenched. The Tianjin Women's Business Incubator.
Angry Nurse Forced to Wear Lipstick Sparks Shanghai Debate
Agence France Presse, 21 November 2000. The nurse was fined for not making-up at work. She said the decision was a private matter, but males sided with the hospital. Some hospital rules actually prohibit nurses wearing make-up to work.
China's Prostitution Capital Stirred, not Shaken by Vice Crackdown
Agence France Presse, 18 December 2000. Shenyang, an industrial town in north-eastern China is famous as a center for the world's oldest profession. Since many of the city's state-owned enterprises closed their doors and laid off hundreds of thousands of workers, prostitution has become a mainstay of the city's economy.