FILE - In this file photo taken Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, a Chinese girl in ethnic minority costume walks past Chinese paramilitary police marching across Tiananmen Square near the Great

 

              FILE - In this file photo taken Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, a Chinese girl in ethnic minority costume walks past Chinese paramilitary police marching across Tiananmen Square near the Great
FILE - In this file photo taken Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, a Chinese girl in ethnic minority costume walks past Chinese paramilitary police marching across Tiananmen Square near the Great Hall of the People where the annual National People's Congress is held in March in Beijing, China. A glance at history suggests it's easier for a Chinese woman to orbit Earth than to land a spot on the highest rung of Chinese politics. In June, the 33-year-old Air Force major marked a major feminist milestone by becoming the first Chinese woman to travel in space. With a once-a-decade leadership transition set to kick off Nov. 8, many now are waiting to see if another ambitious Chinese female, State Councilor Liu Yandong, can win one of the nine spots at the apex of Chinese power. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)