International Women's Day Commemoration and Commendation Conference Held in Beijing

March 11, 2019  Editor: Wei Xuanyi

The International Women's Day Commemoration and Commendation Conference is held in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, on March 6. [Women of China]

A grand ceremony honoring the winners of the National March 8th Red-Banner Pacesetters and Collectives awards was held in Beijing on March 6, in commemoration of the upcoming International Women's Day, March 8.

Sun Chunlan, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and director of the National Working Committee on Children and Women under the State Council, gave a speech and presented awards to the winners. Shen Yueyue, president of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), presided over the meeting, which nearly 700 people attended.

Sun extended festive greetings to women of all ethnic groups and all walks of life throughout the country and expressed warm congratulations to the award-winning collectives and individuals. She pointed out that the CPC Central Committee led by President Xi Jinping values and cares about women.

She said that on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, women should strengthen their ideals and beliefs, strive to develop skills, promote traditional virtues, and unswervingly follow the Party's policy to build a moderately well-off society in an all-round way.

Shen Yueyue hopes that women will remain aware of the need to maintain political integrity, think in big-picture terms, uphold the leadership core, keep in alignment, strengthen confidence in their chosen path, guiding theories, political systems, and culture, resolutely uphold Xi Jinping's position as the core of the CPC Central Committee and the whole Party, as well as the authority of the CPC Central Committee and its centralized, unified leadership, learn from models and make new achievements in various undertakings of the Party and the country as they strive to improve their own lives.

Huang Xiaowei, vice-president and first member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, read out the commendation decision. Ten National March 8th Red-Banner Pacesetters, 300 March 8th Red-Banner Holders, 200 March 8th Red-Banner Collectives, 1,986 civilized women's posts, 1,000 "women making achievements" pacesetters and 490 "women making achievements" groups were commended at the conference.

At the conference award-winners Wang Kerong, head nurse of the Home of Red Ribbon of Beijing Ditan Hospital, Yu Lei, chief director and producer of the National Treasure program of the China Media Group, Ma Juan, a college student returning to her hometown to start a business in Gansu Province and Zhang He, head of the deep space probe design team of the Beijing Institute of Spacecraft System Engineering for China's Lunar Exploration Program, gave speeches on the steps they have taken to contribute to the country.

The International Women's Day Commemoration and Commendation Conference is held in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, on March 6. 

Ten National March 8th Red-Banner Pacesetters pose for a group photo. [Women of China]

Award winner Wang Kerong gives a speech. [Women of China]

Award winner Yu Lei gives a speech. [Women of China]

Award winner Ma Juan speaks at the ceremony. [Women of China]

Award winner Zhang He at the event. [Women of China]

 

(Women of China)

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