The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) held a special event to commemorate International Women's Day on March 8 in Beijing.
Senior officials in attendance included Liu Yandong, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC (Communist Party of China) Central Committee and Chinese vice premier; and, Li Yuanchao, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice-president of China.
Shen Yueyue, vice-chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress and ACWF president, addressed attendees at the session. Song Xiuyan, vice-president and first member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, presided over the meeting.
Many honored individuals and groups received awards during the assembly.
The prizes presented included those for 10 National March 8th Red Banner Pacesetters, 300 National March 8th Red Banner Individuals, 200 National March 8th Red Banner Collectives, ACWF's 110 Advanced Collectives, ACWF's 17 Model Labors, and ACWF's 58 Advanced Officials.
Wang Shufang and Gao Shuzhen, representatives of National March 8th Red Banner Pacesetters, together with Peng Qiuhua, a representative of ACWF Model Labor, delivered speeches respectively at the event.
Remarks from Shen Yueyue
At the rally, Shen extended her greetings on women's day to all females from different ethnic groups in various fields. Also, Shen expressed congratulations to all the prize winners.
Shen expected women from the general population to follow CPC policy; play women's unique role in realizing the "Chinese Dream" of the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation; carry out the nation's latest draft of the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020); and, combine women's efforts in promoting the nation's steady and healthy economic and social stability.
Shen hoped that women could value their families, household education and positive family virtues, which she said also refers to the "new style of socialist family civilization."
Women's federations at various levels should lead and unite women to fully study and implement President Xi Jinping's keynote remarks and his latest ideas, concepts, and strategies about ruling the country; better serve women under the overall situation; enhance household civilization construction; promote federation reforms; and, embrace the future success of 19th CPC National Congress, Shen urged.
(Source: Women Voice/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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