It’s an extravagant claim and one we cannot immediately verify, but it does appear from the linked interview that Alondra de la Parra is about to become the first female foreigner ever to conduct an orchestra in China. She is touring five cities with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, replacing its music director, Tugan Sokhiev.
Alondra, a Mexican, studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Here’s an interview with her (in Spanish). Congratulations to a trailblazer.
UPDATE: It seems we have fallen victim to media hype. Several women have conducted in China before Alondra, excellent as she may be. See Comments below.