Commentator: Ideological, Political Work Compulsory for Women's Federations

December 17, 2018
Editor: Wang Yue
Commentator: Ideological, Political Work Compulsory for Women's Federations
Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, meets the new leadership of the All-China Women's Federation in Beijing on November 2. [Xinhua/Ju Peng]


Women's federations at all levels recently actively studied the address that President Xi Jinping made when he met the new leadership of the All-China Women's Federation. The China Women's News recently published a series of articles about how can women's federations effectively study and implement the spirit of Xi's speech.

In his speech, Xi outlined an overall plan to guide the development of women's affairs in the new era. Women's federation officials must carefully study the speech, implement its spirit and grasp its core meaning.

They should also systematically integrate the spirit of Xi's speech with Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, his important remarks on women and women's affairs, and, the address by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to the 12th National Women's Congress.

They should follow the requirements of the CPC Central Committee, promote the reform of women's federations, and implement the plans made at the congress.

In his speech, Xi further highlighted the Party's leadership over the work of women's development. Women's federations are a bridge linking the Party with Chinese women and a social backbone of state power. Only by following the Party's leadership can federations fulfill their duties.

Therefore, first, federations should lead women to follow Xi Jinping Thought and closely rally women from all sections of society around the Party.

Second, federations should uphold the socialist path with Chinese characteristics for women's development, fight for the realization of the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation and be a strong link between the Party and women.

Third, federations should put political building first; they should enhance the "Four Consciousnesses", namely the consciousness of the need to maintain political integrity, think in big-picture terms, follow the leadership core and keep in alignment; and, strengthen the "Four Confidences", namely, confidence in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

Furthermore, they should firmly uphold the authority and centralized, unified leadership of the CPC Central Committee with President Xi Jinping at its core and closely follow the Committee in terms of its thinking, political orientation and actions.

Since the 18th CPC National Congress, achievements have been made in women's causes. For a new era, officials and women's organizations should follow the Party's leadership firmly and consciously so as to further develop their work smoothly.

In the new era, federations must prioritize their ideological and political leadership toward women, which gives a direction, affects the whole landscape and plays a leading role.

Federations should unite women's strength as part of the Party's efforts to building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, striving for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, and building a great modern socialist country.

It is the federations' fundamental task to rally women from all sectors follow the Party, which is also necessary for them to strengthen their political consciousness, advanced nature, and better represent the people.

Under the new situation where women have various ideas and thoughts, federations must take steps to lead women go forward along the correct orientation and pursue significant goals.

Federations should promote ideological and political work on women in the following ways:

First, they should lead women to study and implement the Xi Jinping Thought and the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress; carry out extensive education on ideals and beliefs; strengthen women's political, ideological and emotional recognition towards the Party's basic theory, basic line and basic policy; and, strengthen their beliefs to follow the Party.

Second, federations should carry out various activities to help women in need so as to foster stronger confidence of women in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

Third, federations should innovate the content, methods and channels of their work to better complete their duties.

Moreover, federations should integrate theory with practice to better understand women's psychological state and value orientation and provide them with targeted guidance. They should constantly carry out relevant jobs so as to inspire women to contribute their efforts to the Party's causes.

(Source: Women Voice/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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