New rule could let Chinese women to take off work during ‘that time of the month’
BEIJING (CNN) -- Each month, Shao Jinwen's lower abdomen throbs with a familiar, all-consuming pain. It's a pain she's had to endure each month since she had her first period at age 13. When we meet in Starbucks in downtown Beijing on a cheerless, sub-zero winter day, the 24-year-old theater director is looking pale and has four heat pads stuck to her waist to ease the breath-taking cramps.