|The Standing Committee of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) holds its latest gathering in Beijing on January 17.|
The Standing Committee of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) held its latest gathering in Beijing on January 17 to summarize the federation's work carried out in 2018 and made work arrangements for the rest of the current year.
During the official session, attendees studied the recent speech made by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), when he met the new leadership of the ACWF in November 2018.
They also studied the instructions of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee on women's work.
In a speech at the event, ACWF President Shen Yueyue said officials should prioritize their most important tasks. They should maintain political integrity; think in big-picture terms; follow the core leadership; keep in alignment; and, strengthen their confidence in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
Shen also instructed officials to uphold the authority of the CPC Central Committee and its centralized, unified leadership.
She stressed that, in the long term, it is fundamental for women's federations to uphold and strengthen their political consciousness; become more advanced; and, better serve the people as they carry out their tasks.
Federations should put great effort into strengthening their ideological and political guidance of women, serving the overall development of the country and promoting family-related work. They should also do better in contacting and serving women from the general population, carrying out reform at the grassroots level and strengthening Party building, she said.
In 2019, federations should unite and lead women to do their part in the process of laying a decisive foundation for the final phase of building a moderately prosperous society in all aspects, and greet the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China by presenting women's most outstanding achievements.
Huang Xiaowei, Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, presided over the session. She delivered a report on the progress that women's federations at all levels have made in studying and implementing the spirit of Xi's speech.
Other attendees at the gathering included vice-presidents and members of the Leading Party Group of the ACWF, members of the ACWF Standing Committee, and representatives from departments directly under the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, as well as heads of units directly under the ACWF.
|ACWF President Shen Yueyue speaks at the meeting.|
|Huang Xiaowei, Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, speaks at the meeting.|
|Attendees of the meeting|
(Source: China Women's News / Translated and edited by Women of China)