|Shen Yueyue greets Sichuan delegates to the ongoing 12th National Women's Congress in Beijing on October 30. [China Women's News]|
Delegations of the 12th National Women's Congress of China (NWC) convened a meeting on October 30 to study the address of the Central Committee of Communist Party of China (CPC) and review the work report of the 11th Executive Committee of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) made at the opening of the congress.
Shen Yueyue, executive chairperson of the 12th NWC presidium, participated in the meeting of the Sichuan Delegation from southwest China and delivered a speech.
After listening to speeches of 17 delegates, Shen addressed attendees at the gathering.
She said the attendance of General Secretary Xi Jinping and members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee at the opening shows the CPC Central Committee's care and close attention to the congress and the cause of women.
Zhao Leji, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, delivered a speech on behalf of the CPC Central Committee at the opening.
Zhao fully affirmed the achievements made by Chinese women and women's federations at all levels in upholding and developing the great cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics since the 11th NWC. He put forward sincere hopes and specific demands for women and women's work in the new era.
Shen urged all delegates to conscientiously study and understand the important remarks made by Xi on women and women's work and work diligently to implement these requirements.
Shen said she fully agrees with the work report made by ACWF Vice-President Huang Xiaowei at the congress.
In the past five years since the 11th NWC, the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core has paid close attention to women's causes and women's work, and women from different sections of society has followed Xi steadfastly, added Shen.
Moreover, women have made unprecedented achievements in all spheres and made full use of their unique role as holding up "half the sky", and women's federations at all levels have strengthened their political consciousness, advanced nature, and orientation toward the people to make full use of their roles to link the Party and Chinese women.
Shen said that delegates should study and implement the spirit of the important speeches made by Xi and the address of the CPC Central Committee.
They should also enhance the "Four Consciousnesses", namely the consciousness of the need to maintain political integrity, think in big-picture terms, follow the leadership core and keep in alignment; and, strengthen the "Four Confidences" namely, confidence in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
Furthermore, Shen said delegates should firmly uphold the authority and centralized, unified leadership of the CPC Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping at its core.
Shen said women's federations should carry out a series of activities on the theme of "Women Follow the Party's Lead" to closely rally women of all sectors across the country around the Party and launch activities themed around "Women Make High Achievements" to complete the tasks defined at the 19th CPC National Congress.
The federations should lead women to implement the five-sphere integrated plan and the four-pronged comprehensive strategy and win the battles against major risks, poverty and pollution so as to achieve high-quality development in the country.
In addition, the federations should take women-centered actions to better serve women and carry out "five-virtue family" and "most beautiful family" campaigns in order to make full use of the unique role of women in promoting traditional Chinese virtues and developing good family traditions to further advocate core socialist values.
Furthermore, officials should constantly promote the reform of women's federations and strengthen their political consciousness, advanced nature, and orientation toward the people so as to make federations dynamic and strong.
Sichuan delegates promised they will bear the important speeches made by Xi and the CPC Central Committee in mind; follow the Party's leadership; strive for new goals; and, contribute their efforts in the new era so as to build a moderately prosperous society in all respects and realize the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation.
|Attendees at the gathering [China Women's News]|
|A delegate from Sichuan delegation delivers a speech at the gathering. [China Women's News]|
(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)