Women Invaluable to China's Development, Says Jilin Rep

  • October 30, 2013
  • By Zhang Yuan
  • Editor: Liu Yunting
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Women Invaluable to China's Development, Says Jilin Rep
Wang Yuzhi from northeastern China's Jilin Province delegation attends a panel discussion of the 11th National Women's Congress on October 29, 2013. She runs an architectural and engineering consulting firm in Jilin and is considered one of the province's top talents in the industry. [Women of China / Ye Shan]
"Women play a significant part in China's development as well as in maintaining social stability and a steady pace of ecological construction in the country," said Wang Yuzhi from northeastern China's Jilin Province delegation while attending a panel discussion of the 11th National Women's Congress on October 29, 2013.

Wang, who currently runs an architecture and engineering consulting firm, said she was deeply impressed by the remarks made by Wang Qishan, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, at the opening of the congress on October 28, 2013.

In Wang Qishan's speech, Chinese women were told to "hold up half the sky" in "the great practice of developing socialism with Chinese characteristics."

Late Chinese leader Mao Zedong famously encouraged women to "hold up half the sky" in socialist construction, referring to gender equality.

Hundreds of millions of Chinese women have "consciously integrated individual ideals and pursuits into the cause of the Party and the country" under the CPC leadership, since reform and opening up began three decades ago, according to the remarks. They have contributed their wisdom and knowledge in the promotion of scientific development and social harmony, he said, expressing hope that women would strengthen socialist convictions and patriotism, and strive to be confident, independent and self-improving.

Wang also expressed her admiration for the working staff of the women's federations, saying that she will learn from their proactive attitude and persistence at work. She added that she will continue providing her support to women's federations.

Wang graduated from the Harbin Institute of Technology in 1978 and is one of the top talents in the architecture and engineering industry in Jilin Province. She was awarded as a National March 8th Red-Banner Holder and currently enjoys a special allowance from the State Council.

(womenofchina.cn)

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