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The life and struggle of Liu Xia, widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo

After years of living under house arrest, Liu Xia, the widow of late Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo, was finally set free by the Chinese government. She has now left China, leaving behind a painful history.

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10.07.2018 | 20:03

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Mother’s Day – Not always a cause for celebration

The second Sunday in May is Mother’s Day in many countries. The feminist Ann Jarvis initiated it in the US in 1907 to honor her mother. But being a mom is a risk for many women all over the world.

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12.05.2018 | 14:31

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Uighur journalist Gulchehra Hoja: ‘I have my own sad story to tell’

DW spoke to Uighur journalist Gulchehra Hoja who, along with some of her colleagues, accuses the Chinese authorities of arresting her family members as retribution for her reports about the plight of the Uighurs.

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07.03.2018 | 17:21

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The changing role of women in China

Chinese women are becoming increasingly successful in the business world, but still do not have equal rights. However, their growing economic power will change their role in society, says DW’s Frank Sieren.

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15.12.2017 | 12:53

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Congolese village turns into tourist attraction

There’s no electricity and only 500 residents in the Congolese village of Makwatsha. But a longstanding painting tradition by the local women has fortuitously become a star attraction for Chinese tourists.

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18.07.2017 | 14:04

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Body trends to blow your mind

Summer is finally upon us in the northern hemisphere. With rising temperatures, clothes are getting scantier, regular bodies are being exposed to the critical eyes of the tabloid press and those who prey on our insecurities. This in turn has led to the next head-scratching body trend.

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10.07.2017 | 14:12

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Better safety for Bangladesh’s garment industry

Bangladeshi women work in a garments factory in Dhaka©MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/GettyImages

Bangladeshi women work in a garments factory in Dhaka©MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/GettyImages

After the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in 2013 and killed more than 1,100 people, Germany set up an initiative to improve working conditions in Bagladesh’s clothing industry. DW explores how much progress has been made.

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01.11.2015 | 14:17

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