Song Xiuyan, vice-president and first member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), paid a special visit to the counties of Zhangxian and Xihe in northwest China's Gansu Province on May 28-31.
Accompanied by Yang Liu, member of the Secretariat of the ACWF; Zhang Shizhen, vice-governor of Gansu; and, Huang Xuanping, vice-chairman of the Gansu Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Song also visited 12 villages in eight towns during her trip.
Song visited local enterprises, inspected poverty relief work and encouraged local women to escape poverty through their own hard work.
"Officials at grassroots women's federations must fulfill their duties by helping women escape from poverty in accordance with relevant policies," Song said.
She also stressed the significance of upholding Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era in her remarks.
"We must earnestly carry out President Xi's guiding principles on promoting the national poverty-alleviation campaign and improve our work style," she said.
(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)