The 4th National Women's Congress
|Deputies from different parts of China at the Fourth National Women's Congress|
The Fourth National Women's Congress was held from September 8-17, 1978 with 1,997 deputies in attendance. ACWF Vice-President Kang Keqing issued a report entitled "Lofty Tasks of the Chinese Women's Movement in a New Era." The report summarized rights and wrongs of the 21 years since the third congress and put forward the slogan: women are expected to participate in the construction of the four modernizations and the realization of the four modernizations will benefit women. (The four modernizations are: modernization of industry, modernization of agriculture, modernization of military, and modernization of science and technology.) Soong Ching-Ling, Cai Chang and Deng Yingchao were elected Honorary President and Kang Keqing President.