The Standard State Councilor Yang Jiechi met with visiting First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon yesterday in Beijing. via Xinhua
'BBC reported that she told a seminar that gender
equality could help transform the global economy. Addressing senior
women in government, academia and business, she referred to former US
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's “women's rights are human rights"
'She addressed an audience at the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
'Sturgeon said gender equality, as well as being a fundamental human
rights issue, was “one of the great economic opportunities of the 21st
'She said: "There are currently well over two billion working age women
across the world. But there is virtually no country, on any continent,
where women have equal economic opportunities to men."'