In Asia, China has a reputation as a more equitable country when it comes to gender and management positions. Globally, China has a slightly higher percentage of women in senior roles, an average of 25% versus 22%, according to the Grant Thornton International Business Report in 2015.

However, in the tech industry, chauvinist views – namely that women are less capable of understanding technology than men – exist among both sexes.

“As a woman investor, we are very sensitive. We tend to be very sharp. In terms of tech background, it’s not my strength. That’s why I have my male investors help me,” says Xiaoting Zhang, the CEO and Managing Partner of Ming Capital, highlighting the prevalence of gender stereotypes in China’s tech industry.

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Eva Xiao is a tech reporter based in Shanghai. Contact her at eva.xiao@technode.com or evawxiao (wechat & twitter).