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It is a feature of most - if not all - countries in the world that women tend to be subject to traditions and social mores that have the effect of reducing their freedom of choice and action. Of course, that restricted freedom is a relative phenomenon; the more hide-bound a country is by past traditions, the more probable it is that women will bear the brunt of what are, for the most part, male-initiated strictures and conventions. Perhaps the best example of this is the way Muslim women are treated as second-class citizens within an Islamic context. Having to cover their faces and bodies in public, spending most of their time confined to their homes, and their adherenc to their husband, or father's, wishes, are all signs of curtailed freedoms.
Chinese women are not so restricted, and there are encouraging signs that they will enjoy greater freedoms in the future, but they have a long way to go before they enjoy societal status on a par with their Western sisters. Arranged marriages and the diktat that daughters must concentrate on their studies and foreswear all romantic contact with boys, are but two features of the social oppression of women in China.
I think the two passports to greater freedom are education and/or the economic freedom that comes with meaningful employment.
I, for one, hope their emancipation within a largely phallocentric society is not too far away.