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Top firms in China meet for first LGBTI business summit

Private Chinese companies and western firms leading on LGBTI workplace issues but state-owned enterprises still lagging, says organizer.

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28th March 2014 02:44

Alessia Valenza | ILGA Asia

Chinese companies often say they don’t know of any LGBTI staff – but now they are starting to tackle the issues.

The summit today (27 March), thought to be the first of its kind in China, brought together 120 people from around 100 companies, about 10% of which were Chinese.

Among them was HSBC, IBM and Chinese computer company Lenovo but 50 Fortune 500 firms were represented.

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