China’s Fitness Boom Driven by Women

by Fara Warrner When I began traveling to China in the mid-1990s, the only Western-style gyms or fitness centers were found in five-star hotels that catered to business travelers and expatriates. If you did see a Chinese citizen “working out” it was often older people practicing tai chi or other Asian-inspired exercise routines. A decade […]

Holding Up Half the Sky: Women Emerge As China’s Core Consumer

by Fara Warner During my travels in China during the past decade, it has been heartening to see the advancement of women in the country. Access to education and business opportunities are beginning to give Chinese women their rightful place in the country’s economic expansion. Consider a few facts from a report by Ernst & […]