For the hawkish new governor of Asia’s biggest city, fighting for female empowerment was a necessity, not a calling.
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian is an assistant editor at Foreign Policy. Before joining Foreign Policy, she lived and worked in China for more than four years. Bethany is a Jefferson Fellow with the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. She holds an M.A. in East Asian studies from Yale University and a graduate certificate from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies.
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