China appears to be following the trend in other countries to offer women wider parking spaces. We saw this controversial practice emerge in countries like South Korea. Now, a shopping center in Hebei province will offer the same widened spaces for female drivers.
The women-only parking spots in Shijiazhuang are painted in pink and light purple and are one meter (3ft) wider than normal spaces.
Most women would find such extra wide spaces to be more than a little insulting but women in Asia appear to favor the practice.
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