ACWF Awards Groups and Individuals for Outstanding Achievements in Various Industries

April 24, 2017  By Lei Yang  Editor: Arnold Hou
ACWF Awards Groups and Individuals for Outstanding Achievements in Various Industries
The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) held an awards ceremony on April 22 in Beijing to commend groups and individuals who have made remarkable achievements in their industries. [Women of China/Fan Wenjun]

 

The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) held an awards ceremony on April 22 in Beijing to commend groups and individuals who have made remarkable achievements in their industries.

ACWF named 1,980 posts as the national "civilized women's posts," 998 women as "women making achievements" pacesetters, and 500 "women making achievements" groups.

Shen Yueyue, vice-chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and president of the ACWF, gave a speech at the awards ceremony. Song Xiuyan, vice-president and first member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, chaired the event.

Shen first congratulated the awardees on behalf the ACWF in her speech. She said that since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) was held in 2012, the CPC central committee, with President Xi Jinping as the core, has attached importance to women's progress.

Shen stressed that women's federations must learn thoroughly and implement the spirits of President Xi's speeches about promoting women's comprehensive development and depending on women's unique role in social and family life. She urged both urban and rural women to unite under the leadership of the CPC central committee with Xi as the core, and she said that as a major force in realizing the Chinese Dream, women must actively participate in reforms, development, and the effort of maintaining stability.

 

ACWF Awards Groups and Individuals for Outstanding Achievements in Various Industries
Shen Yueyue (L1) presents a name plate to an awardee at the ceremony. [Women of China/Fan Wenjun]

 

Shen also encouraged women to strive to be model workers at their posts and to make new contributions to the country's economic and social development during the 13th Five-year Plan period (2016-2020). She highlighted that women should hold core socialist values and become models of promoting new socialist family ethics.

Shen asked officials of women's federations at all levels to improve their "four consciousnesses" (of the ideology, the whole, the core and the line), and to call on women to follow the CPC's leadership. She also asked them to study President Xi's new thoughts and strategies concerning governance of the country and to march ahead firmly on the socialist road of women's progress with Chinese characteristics.

Shen urged officials to highlight publicity of the upcoming CPC's 19th National Congress, and to better promote the "women loving the Party, starting a new journey" and "women having new achievements, making contributions to the 13th Five-year Plan" campaigns.

Shen also urged the federations to better implement the "helping women escape poverty" campaign, promote family ethics and protect women's rights, and she asked the federations to carry out reform and do a better job in organizing, educating, connecting and serving women.

Song Xiuyan briefed attendees about the selection of national-level outstanding women's groups and individuals. She said that the provincial-level recommendation of candidates has been organized among all sectors, and as a result the social influence of women's federations' campaigns has been expanded.

 

ACWF Awards Groups and Individuals for Outstanding Achievements in Various Industries
 Song Xiuyan (C) talks to awardees at the ceremony. [China Women's News/Yang Rui]

 

Song hoped that women's federations and women will follow the examples of the outstanding groups and individuals and do their part in the effort to realize the "Two Centenary Goals"— to finish building a moderately prosperous society in all respects by the time the CPC celebrates its centenary in 2021; and to turn China into a modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong, democratic, culturally advanced, and harmonious by the time the People's Republic of China celebrates its centenary in 2049.

Yang Liu, member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, announced the selection's results during the event.

Xu Qi, member of the banquet service group of Zhejiang Xizi Hotel and Xiao Chun, member of No.308 quality and technology group of the No.43 branch of the No.4 Institute of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, gave speeches as representatives of the "civilized women's posts."

Jiang Yicai, aircraft maintenance of No. 1 South Sea salvation pilots' team of the Ministry of Transport, Jin Xin, general manager of Jilin Hankai Agricultural Development Co., Ltd., and Ran Xiuqing, president of Xintao Planting Cooperative (in Yunyang County, Chongqing), gave speeches as representatives of "women making achievements" pacesetters.

Some 300 people, including leaders of the Ministry of Transport, the Ministry of Commerce, the National Health and Family Planning Commission, the State Administration of Taxation, and the General Political Department of the Military Commission of the CPC Central Committee, vice-presidents and members of the Secretariat of the ACWF, and representatives of awardees and provincial/municipal-level women's federations, attended the event.

 

ACWF Awards Groups and Individuals for Outstanding Achievements in Various Industries
Awardees pose for a group photo at the ceremony. [Women of China/Fan Wenjun]
ACWF Awards Groups and Individuals for Outstanding Achievements in Various Industries
Awardees pose for a group photo at the ceremony. [Women of China/Fan Wenjun]
ACWF Awards Groups and Individuals for Outstanding Achievements in Various Industries
Members of the audience at the ceremony [Women of China/Fan Wenjun]
ACWF Awards Groups and Individuals for Outstanding Achievements in Various Industries
Members of the audience at the ceremony [Women of China/Fan Wenjun]

 

 

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