A most interesting discussion thread has developed on this blog relates to the role of women in economic activity in China. I am working on how we might best expose you to women in China who can better comment on this issue but am unsure at this time how this item will pan out. If you type in the following on Google (without quotes) it pulls up a number of articles about this topic that you can start to peruse: role of women in Chinese economic activity.
As as an aside, while in China and dining with several successful Chinese women who own their own business, car and home (many who had children), I was asked on several occassions (paraphrased; don’t shoot the messenger), “Why do so many American women give up their careers once they have children?” They really seemed puzzled, and one could even say perplexed by this. It would appear both sides will have much to discuss if we can set something up in this regard, but know that you may have to take it upon yourself to approach such resources on an individual, informal level to discuss when the opening arises, as a public workplace discussion of such an issue while we visit a firm may not be the ideal time or place. As always, use your good judgment to gather the information you would like to know in this regard. I think they are as curious about you as you are about them!