Song Xiuyan, vice-president and first member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), convened a symposium on December 26 for participants who attended the second training session for presidents of women's federations at county/city levels.
At the meeting, Song urged attendees to seriously learn Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.
They should implement the spirit of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in a down-to-earth way; and, shoulder their missions endowed by the Party.
Song commented that the 19th CPC National Congress announced Xi's latest thoughts as a guideline for the whole Party; described a blueprint for "securing a decisive victory in building a moderately prosperous society in all aspects and striving for the great success of socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era"; and, further pointed out a direction for the Party and the country to march forward.
The primary political task for the women's federations in this new era is to make efforts to learn, publicize and implement the CPC congress spirit, and carry out Xi's latest thoughts in a pragmatic way.
Women's federations at different levels should take effective measures to ensure that the CPC congress spirit, especially Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, is rooted in the minds of women nationwide. The federations should also continue reform and various work.
Song said that the CPC congress has put forward specific requirements for mass organizations including trade unions, the Communist Youth League of China and women's federations to strengthen their political nature of serving women and actively unite people from the general population to follow the leadership of Party.
Women's federations at all levels should firmly bear their political missions in mind and continue to carry out themed activities on following the Party's leadership.
They should also lead women to strengthen the "Four Consciousnesses" – namely the consciousness of ideology, the whole, the core and the line, and enhance the "Four Confidences" – namely the confidence in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
They should closely unit and safeguard the authority of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi as its core; follow the leadership of Party unswervingly; and, lead women to contribute to realization of the goals set at the CPC congress.
Song said that the implementation of the CPC congress spirit and the work and reform of the federation cannot be separated from effective and in-depth investigations. She urged women's federation officials to play an active role in conducting investigations at the grassroots level by combining the CPC congress spirit to connect women and improve their ability of serving women.
At the symposium, Song discussed how attendees could help further the unique role of women's federations and women's roles of "holding up half of the sky" in promoting the strategy of rural revitalization.
(Source: Women Voice/Translated and edited by Women of China)