Many departments in the Weidong District of Pingdingshan in central China's Henan Province had a 100 percent record of involving female officials as of May, according to a local organization department.
The announcement relates to departments in 14 divisions under the district committee, five mass organizations, and another 23 public service units that are subordinate to the local People's Congress, government, and political advisory body.
Statistics show the district has five county-level female officials among a total of 35, accounting for 14 percent.
Among a total of 291 section-level officials, females make up 29 percent with a total number of 84.
Meanwhile, some 156 deputy-section-level female officials constitute 42 percent of the overall 371 officials in this category.
Also, there are five female sub-district office secretaries out of 10 and one female sub-district office director among 12 in total.
Nowadays, the district committee has listed the goal of fostering and selecting female officials as a key issue in their agenda.
The department has specified relevant requirements concerning women's involvement into the local leadership team.
The initiative includes giving priority to women to get promotions if they have the same backgrounds as their male colleagues, or if there are changes to their work post, especially among those at the county level.
Also, young female officials are now more likely to get promoted as they are expected to optimize local female officials' structure in terms of age and knowledge, say officials.
(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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