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Chinese Gay Workers Peek From Closet

in CHINA, 12/01/2014

A poll this month of 3,400 people in 34 cities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Public Opinion Research Center had almost 70 percent of respondents answering that they are against homosexuality.

Despite changing attitudes, sexual orientation remains largely a sensitive subject, especially in the workplace.

Yet as Chinese enterprises compete in a globalized world, Amanda Yik argues they need to do more to drive innovation and diversity of thought, as well as improve corporate governance.

“They need to provide inclusive environments for emerging or open LGBT individuals,” said the senior program manager at Community Business Ltd, a Hong Kong nonprofit group focused on advancing corporate responsibility in Asia.

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