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Nine Chinese on world's most powerful women list

(Xinhua/ Updated: 2016-06-07 20:20

Nine Chinese on world's most powerful women list

BEIJING -- The latest annual list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women was released by American Business magazine Forbes on Monday, with Chinese women making their strongest show on this list.

The world's most powerful females were selected from across the fields of politics, business, technology, nongovernmental organizations and philanthropy, which included 32 chief executive officers, 12 world leaders and 11 billionaires.

2016 is a record year for China, which was represented by nine women for the first time, including Lucy Peng, a senior executive of e-commerce giant Alibaba, who was Chinese mainland's highest-ranking woman in the 35th position.

World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan ranked 38 on this list.

Kingston Securities CEO Pollyanna Chu, and Great Wall Motor Co CEO Wang Fengying, are also included in the list.

The 2016 list features 100 women from 29 countries.

According to the BBC website, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is ranked first for the sixth consecutive year and 11 times in total. She is followed by American presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Meanwhile, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is the youngest women in the list while the oldest is 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth II.

The list ranks women by "money, momentum, media, spheres of influence and impact."

According to the magazine, those women control a total net worth around $1 trillion in revenue and influence more than 3.6 billion people around the globe.

Here are some of the ladies on the list from the Chinese mainland.

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