Record Number of Women Voice Proposals at '2 Sessions'

April 9, 2018  Editor: Su Yilin

A large number of female deputies (742) and women members (440) from different sections of society recently attended the "Two Sessions" meetings and put forward proposals.

Female deputies at the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) accounted for 24.9 percent, 1.5 percent higher than the previous session, according to statistics.

Among the 438 total NPC deputies from ethnic minorities, 184 of them were female, which accounted for 42 percent.

Women accounted for 20.39 percent of all members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, up 2.55 percent compared with the previous session.

Li Weiwei, a member of the CPPCC National Committee and chairperson of the CPPCC Hunan Provincial Committee, said there are six chairwomen at the provincial CPPCC committees.

"Women have the characteristics of sensitivity and delicacy. They also have the ambition to participate in the administration and discussion of State affairs. Officials should give them more chances," said Li.

Wang Manli, who is an NPC deputy and chairperson of the labor union of Xi'an Bus Company, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, has been a bus driver for over 20 years.

Wang has made targeted suggestions on the current problems of new energy cars.

"I feel lucky and happy to have this opportunity to contribute ideas and make efforts for national development," said Wang.

 

(Source: clady.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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