A file photo of Zhou Quanquan, the late associate producer of the CCTV program Nightline. Zhou passed away in a rock fall in South China's Guangdong Province on June 6. [ce.cn]
Wu Haiying, Vice-President and Member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), went recently to China Central Television (CCTV), where Zhou Quanquan, the late associate producer of the CCTV program Nightline, had worked, bearing a National March 8th Red-Banner Holder medal and certificate. She then sent them to Zhou's elder sister and expressed deep sympathy to Zhou's family.
The actions are part of the campaign launched by the ACWF of sending the National March 8th Red-Banner Holder medal and certificate to the winners at their work places to pay respect to their contributions and commitment.
The ACWF had previously awarded Zhou the honorable title of National March 8th Red-Banner Holder and called on women across the country to learn from her.
"We appreciate the ACWF's bringing the medal to my sister's work place as it is recognition of her work, and an inspiration to our family, especially to the grieving parents. My sister's 12-year-old son will also be proud of his mother," said Zhou's elderly sister with tearful eyes.
Zhou started her career in 1996 and was devoted to journalism for 23 years. She died in a rock fall on her way to gathering news of the coast defenses on Dangan Island, Zhuhai City in South China's Guangdong Province, on June 6, at the age of only 46.
Zhou followed her original aspiration and always remembered her mission as a journalist, and volunteered to shoulder the responsibility of advocating and defending the rights and interests of Chinese women and children.
"She was not afraid to bear hardships, and had the courage to take on responsibilities," said Pang Ke, a colleague of Zhou recalling her work. "Zhou was an excellent journalist and she lived up to the honorable title of National March 8th Red-Banner Holder."
Li Ting, Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Member of the Sub-Leading Party Members' Group of CCTV, said the ACWF's awarding Zhou the title of the National March 8th Red-Banner Holder, one of the highest honors for Chinese women, was praise for all the media staff who worked conscientiously in their posts. They would learn from her and further publicize women's development and advanced women models, Li added.
The "Salute the March 8th Red-Banner Holder" campaign is a move of the ACWF and the women's federations, at the provincial and municipal levels, to increase recognition of leading, serving and connecting women across the country. The women's federations bring awards, care and service to women at the grass-roots level, to unite them and lead them to work on their original inspirations and missions.
(Source: China Women's News/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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