According to an news article by Xinhua, recent official report reveals that woman will outnumber male in the world of Chinese journalism in the near future.
In journalism schools female students have outnumbered male students in recent years, and there are more than 70,000 women journalists registered at the State Press and Publication Administration, nearly 40 per cent of the total 180,000.
And, the average age of journalists is also getting younger.
At present, journalists under the age of 40 account for 61 per cent of the total. Among them, more than 40,000 are between 20 and 30 years old, and about 73,000 are between 30 and 40.
It was also reported that a decade ago the gender ratio between female and male journalist was 1/3. One of the reasons provided by the report is that “more and more men are now choosing business over journalism”.