|Tan Lin, vice-president and member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation, delivers a speech at the event. [Women of China/Zhang Ping]|
The 4th China Forum on Marriage and the Family took place in Beijing on June 30, attracting the participation of some 30 scholars, specialists and government officials.
At the event, attendees discussed related legislation and State policy from the perspective of various backgrounds including sociology, law, ethics, medicine and psychology.
They also shared research findings and made a variety of different proposals.
Discussions focused on six key topics, namely: women and families; healthcare; social security; legal matters; social support systems; and, social participation.
Scholars and specialists present reached a consensus that they should play a positive part in developing modern science and tackling the issue of the country's aging population by putting their relevant theories into practice.
Individual attendees included Zhen Yan, president of China Association of Marriage and Family Studies (CAMF) and former vice-president and member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), and Tan Lin, vice-president and member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, who both delivered speeches.
Tan praised the five characteristics of the forum: its important themes, rich contents, precious suggestions, enthusiastic participation and effective organization.
"The issue of aging can affect people's sense of gain and happiness. We need to find out the difficulties and come up with corresponding solutions," said Tan.
"I hope scholars and specialists will continue to pay attention to the issue of women and aging, and to make contributions in practice," added Tan.
Meanwhile, Tan suggested that ACWF officials should strengthen their communication and cooperation with the scholars and specialists, and work with the government to provide more elderly care services.
|Zhen Yan, president of China Association of Marriage and Family Studies, delivers a speech. [Women of China/Zhang Ping]|
|Jiang Yue'e, vice president and secretary general of China Association of Marriage and Family Studies, presides over the event. [Women of China/Zhang Ping]|
|Wu Yushao, vice director of office of the China National Committee on Aging, delivers a speech. [Women of China/Zhang Ping]|
|Participant Xia Yinlan puts forward a question. [Women of China/Zhang Ping]|
|Attendees at the event [Women of China/Zhang Ping]|