China says employers can’t ask women if they want kids
China says women really can have it all – at least in theory.  The country is doubling down on its fight against gender-based discrimination in the workplace, in order to encourage women to work and have children at the same time.  A government directive released on Thursday bans Chinese employers from posting “men only” or “men preferred” job adverts. It also prohibits companies from asking female job seekers about their marriage and childbearing plans, or requiring applicants to take pregnancy tests. Rampant discrimination against mothers in the workplace has seen Chinese women put off having children in order to stay competitive in the job market. Guo Jing, a Guangzhou-based social worker