The Party leadership group of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) held its latest meeting on deepening reform of women's federations on November 22.
Song Xiuyan, vice-president and first member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, presided over the conference, which highlighted the plans for organizational reform in 2018.
Song urged officials to fully study the keynote remarks made by President Xi Jinping recently at the first meeting of the Leading Group for Deepening Overall Reform of the 19th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee; implement the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress; and, act in line with Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.
Women's federation reform should stick to the CPC leadership with firm direction and make continuous efforts in a comprehensive way, Song said.
The remarks of Xi have highlighted the new plans and requirements for fully implementing the Congress spirit, as his words referred to a conclusion of the reform experiences and achievements of the past five years, she noted.
The keynote remarks also display the clear attitude and resolution of the CPC Central Committee with Xi as the core in unswervingly forging ahead with reform, Song added.
After China held the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012, the CPC Central Committee underscored the importance of deepening reform as part of the Four-Pronged Comprehensive Strategy. The term refers to promoting comprehensive moves to finish building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, deepening reform, advancing the law-based governance of China, and strengthening Party self-governance.
President Xi has so far presided over 38 meetings of the Leading Group for Deepening Overall Reform, during which over 1,500 reform initiatives have been specified. Breakthroughs in key sectors have been marked, noted Song.
Xi paid particular attention to the reform among mass organizations including women's federations. He attended the mass organizational reform meeting and reviewed the Reform Plan of the ACWF along with other senior officials.
Under the leadership of the CPC Central Committee, the Party leadership group of the ACWF has shouldered the political responsibility in guiding and advancing organizational reform, Song said.
The ACWF should highlight political consciousness, become more advanced, and better represent the people, she added.
Song urged officials to deepen organizational reform in line with the spirits, plans, and requirements of the CPC Central Committee in regard to reform; and, act in parallel with the Central Committee in terms of political stance, direction, principal and path.
Officials should underscore the importance of clearly "showing the flag of politics"; and fulfill their job responsibility in uniting women to follow the CPC leadership and playing their role of "holding up half of the sky" in the building of socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era.
Song urged nationwide organizations to improve their serving abilities toward women and safeguard women's rights and interests.
The official also highlighted a series of issues: the reform tasks and officials' responsibilities for the upcoming year; and the development of online women's federations, for example, the official publicity media platform Women Voice, along with its Internet-based operational platform.
Officials should improve their work methods and supervising approaches in order to better carry out reform initiatives at the grassroots level, Song said.
(Source: Women Voice/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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