The Party Leadership Group of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) recently convened two meetings on August 25 and 26 respectively to convey Chinese President Xi Jinping's latest instructions on mass organization reform as well as promote the implementation of various tasks of the federation reform.
Song Xiuyan, vice-president and first member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, presided over the meetings.
Review of a Symposium on Mass Organization Reform
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Military Commission of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks in an instruction to a symposium on mass organization reform on August 26 in Beijing.
Xi said China should firmly adhere to the right direction in order to reform mass organizations.
The symposium was presided over by Liu Yunshan, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and a member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee.
Praise from Officials of the Party Leadership Group of the ACWF
In the course of study and discussion, officials of the Party Leadership Group of the ACWF all agreed that the CPC Central Committee with Xi as the core has paid particular attention to the work on mass organization reform since Xi made the instruction upon the arrival of the 2nd anniversary of the committee's conference and the upcoming 19th CPC National Congress.
Meanwhile, they believed the instruction made by Xi has been filled with his ardent hope of the mass organizations, which is a great encouragement and motivation for them.
Furthermore, all attendees believed that Xi's instructions, full of great foresight, rich connotations and deep thinking, have fully affirmed the past two years' achievements made by mass organizations.
Also, they believed that Xi's instruction has provided fundamental guidelines for them to carry out the federation reform for he has clearly pointed out the importance of promoting the mass organization reform as well as its goals, tasks and basic requirements from an overall and strategic perspective.
Attendees considered that Liu's remarks on seriously following Xi's instructions and making great efforts to push forward the reform is of strong guidance and pertinence.
Since the 18th CPC National Congress was held in 2012, President Xi has regarded the work on mass organizations as an important component of the undertakings of the CPC, and has taken the mass organization reform as an important part of overall reform, Song said.
Specifically, Xi has been actively involved in decision-making, setting tasks and formulating principles in the process of advancing the mass organization reform.
Under his leadership, mass organizations such as trade unions, women's federations and the Communist Youth League committees have taken a historic step on the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
President Xi made the instructions, despite his busy schedule, which shows the intention to encourage and arrange next step reform in general, and also puts forward new higher requirements for women's federations, Song said.
Song urged women's federations at all levels to deeply learn and implement President Xi's series of keynote remarks, especially his remarks delivered on July 26; earnestly learn Xi's instruction on mass organization reform; and, firmly strengthen the confidence and responsibilities to promote the implementation of various tasks of the federation reform.
On behalf of the Party Leadership Group of the ACWF, Song gave guidance to officials on how to carry out the implementation.
Song urged federation officials to deeply grasp the spirit of President Xi's keynote instruction and further enhance the sense of responsibility and urgency in order to practically improve the political stance of the federation reform.
All women's federation officials were required to attend various training sessions to improve themselves and strengthen the so-called "Four Consciousnesses" to maintain a high degree of consistency ideologically and politically with President Xi in their work..
They were also asked to sum up their experience seriously and find out shortcomings to promote the federation reform in depth. According to the requirements of the CPC Central Committee, women's federations are urged to summarize approaches of advancing the reform at grassroots level and analyze causes of prominent problems to ensure greater achievements in future reform work.
They should stick to the reform's correct direction and make efforts to solve the organization's problems. Song also stressed the importance of following the leadership of the Party, enhancing the party building of the women's federations, and maintaining work's politically advanced nature of serving the people throughout the process of the federation reform.
Song noted that strengthening the development of grassroots women's federations should be given top priority and more endeavors should be made to promote the replacement of women's representative conferences into women's federations as well as the regionalization of village and town-level women's federations.
Meanwhile, Song said the development of online women's federations should also be highlighted to provide services to women and children nationwide.
Women's federations should constantly improve the work ability and offer services; combine the political missions and basic functions; further lead women to enhance their ideological guidance to help them start businesses and shake off poverty; and, positively expand services to families and children and better safeguard the rights and interests of women and children.
Song concluded that the ACWF's current and future major activities, including the Education Campaign Welcoming the 19th CPC Central Committee, Women's Poverty Alleviation Action, Chinese Women's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Contest and Looking for the Most Beautiful Family, should be widely conducted to allow women nationwide to have a sense of achievement and further guide them to follow the leadership of the Party.
In addition, Song stressed that the Party Leadership Group of the ACWF should fulfill its great political responsibility to continue promoting the federation reform while further enhancing the guidance of women's federations at all levels across the country.
(Source: Women Voice/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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