Commentator: Deepening Reform on Women's Federations

December 17, 2018
Editor: Wang Yue
Commentator: Deepening Reform on 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 made by President Xi Jinping when he met the new leadership of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF). The China Women's News recently published a series of articles about how can women's federations well study and implement the spirit of the speech.

During the meeting, Xi explained the importance of deepening reform on women's federations and outlined the correct direction of such reform. The speech demonstrated that the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee with Xi Jinping at its core has been focusing on furthering the reform of the Party and national institutions and modernizing China's system and capacity for governance.

The keynote speech by Xi further provided guidance and motivation for women's federations to carry out reform and develop their work.

In order to do so, first, those federations must follow the leadership of the Party. They should also constantly study and implement the requirements put forward by the CPC Central Committee.

Since the 18th CPC National Congress, held in 2012, a series of reform programs have been released to urge mass organizations to strengthen their political consciousness, become more advanced, and better represent the people so as to play their role as bridges linking the Party with the people.

The women's cause is an important part of the undertaking of the Party and the Chinese people, therefore federations 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.

They should furthermore strengthen the "Four Confidences" namely, confidence in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

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

Second, with the rapid development of society, women long for more opportunities, equal rights and interests, a happy family and a harmonious society. Women's federations should carry out comprehensive reform to help women achieve such goals.

President Xi urged for more concrete measures from women's federations to reform and to improve their services, particularly at the grassroots level, and to foster competent staff for relevant work.

He also asked Party committees at all levels to create sound conditions for women's federations to carry out such work.

Women's federations should follow the reform plans made at the 12th National Women's Congress of China; carry out activities both online and offline; and, offer more professional services to women.

With the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, federations are expected to insist on connecting and serving women and strengthening women's sense of fulfillment, happiness and security.

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

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