Outstanding Women Shine for Their Dedication as Mothers

November 18, 2016
Editor: Sherry Song

After the success of the social gathering of the March 8th Red-Banner Pacesetters in 2015, the All-China Women's Federation recently started the second round for 2016, appealing to dedicated women, especially outstanding mothers to participate in the activity.

In the previous year, many took honor in the selection.

Representatives of the March 8th Red-Banner Pacesetters in 2015

Ju Ping

Ju Ping, 50, has been working as a children's TV host for over 3 decades after graduating from Beijing Children Normal Training School.

As an inspiring and self-disciplined example, Ju has influenced thousands of young people throughout the generations. From her experience working with children, Ju believes that "Individualized education is the key for children's growth." She encouraged parents to give generous praise and proper criticism to their kids, which help children cultivate benign cognition of society and the world.

In addition, Ju is also a mother of a 23-year-old son. She taught her son a positive life attitude and gave him freedom to do whatever he wanted as long as it was right and did not hurt anyone.

"The only thing I gave my son is his life, but he brings a world of happiness as a return," said Ju.

Hou Fanfan

Hou Fanfan, 65, the first and only female academician in south China's Guangdong Province.

At work, Hou is a professional clinical scientist who has made many breakthroughs in kidney disease treatment. While at home, she is also an open-minded mother. When most children were forced to take various cram classes after school, Hou's son always had free time to read books and do sports.

Speaking of her son's education, Hou confessed that she does not have time to bring him to tutorial classes, but more importantly, she believed that playing is in children's nature and stimulates children's ability to be creative and imaginative.

Moreover, Hou always brought science books home for her son when he was little, which maybe the possible reason he chose biology as his major in college.

Hou felt lucky that she has a good son who hardly causes any trouble. She also encouraged her son to depend on his own efforts to make achievements.

Liu Yang

Liu Yang, 38, was China's first female astronaut to go into space when she was selected to join the crew of Shenzhou-9. She was also recently appointed as the part-time vice-president of the ACWF.

Liu is persistent in promoting China's space exploration and said that she is still "training to be ready for the next mission" in a recent interview.

Taking on various roles in life, she said, "As a soldier, I understand the significant of a powerful national defense system to maintain the country's safety, stability as well as dignity. It is also a precondition to protect my children and family."

Li Lingchao

Li Lingchao, deputy captain of Unit No.95377 of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, has been dedicated to the flight industry for 19 years.

During her years of efforts, Li has finished numerous missions, including a joint military drill among Shanghai Cooperation Organization member states in 2007; rescue relief in the rain and snow after the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008; and the rescue of a sunken ship called Eastern Star in 2015.

Busy at work, Li spent less time with her children, which made her feel a lot of guilt. She always said to her child, "Born into the family of a pilot, you have to be stronger than others."

Li Xianyu

Li Xianyu is a professional skill Level-4 technician, Civil Service Grade II chief engineer and researcher of the Forth Research Institute of the Armament Academy of the Second Artillery Force of the People's Liberation Army.

Apart from serving the country and making it powerful through science and technology, the dedicated woman also achieved success in raising an outstanding son.

When asked about her thoughts on education, Li frankly said that she doesn't have sufficient time to care for her son Xiaofeng due to her busy schedule, but instead she taught him by personal examples and lead him to become independent and strong.

Xiaofeng said that he has learnt a lot from his mother's earnest attitude towards work and research, things which he can never attain from books. "These are the precious wealth and love my mom gave to me," he added.

Zhan Hongli

Zhan Hongli, 53, president judge of the Juvenile Criminal Court of Yanping District People's Court in Nanping, southeast China's Fujian Province, gave up her career to help juvenile offenders and troubled teenagers.

During her years of selfless dedication, Zhan not only learnt about psychology but also launched various activities to lead young people to study law and pay close attention to their own lives. In addition, by making files for over 300 juveniles who turned over a new leaf, which include their birthdays, characteristics, criminal motives and family background, Zhan intended to find the best method to further help them.

Many teenagers regarded Zhan as their "judge mother", "Zhan knows more about us than our own moms," they said.

Zhan's family also expressed how proud they were of her and her work. Zhan's daughter has even chosen psychology as her major due to her mother's influence.

Zhan always said that as parents they should believe that children were born good. Although some of them have made mistakes, they can get back to the right way under their parents' patient guidance and support.

Guo Pei

Guo Pei, 48, the founder of Beijing Rose Fashion Company, which specializes in evening wear, is one of the most famous elite couturiers in China. Since the opening of her company in 1997, she has found fame in China by dressing actresses, folk singers and members of the political elite in her beaded and embroidered creations.

Aside from Guo's glory in her career, she is also a kind and warm mother. She said her daughter is not only her pride and joy but also her source of design inspiration, which is reflected in many of her fashionable clothes. Guo also invited her eldest daughter to be a model in her show.

Guo said that her collections are her daughters' fairy tale world, which is just the same as the one that was in Guo's heart when she was a little girl.

 

Ju Ping, famous Chinese children's TV host. [Women Voice]

 
 
Hou Fanfan (R2) discusses with her colleagues. [Women Voice]  
 
Liu Yang, China's first female astronaut. [Women Voice]  
 

Li Lingchao, deputy captain of Unit No.95377 of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. [Women Voice]

 
 

Li Xianyu (R), professional skill Level-4 technician, Civil Service Grade II chief engineer, and researcher of the Forth Research Institute of the Armament Academy of the Second Artillery Force of the People's Liberation Army. [Women Voice]

 
 

Zhan Hongli, president judge of Juvenile Criminal Court of Yanping District People's Court in Nanping, south China's Fujian Province. [Women Voice]

 
 

Guo Pei, the founder of Beijing Rose Fashion Company, which specializes in evening wear, is one of the most famous elite couturiers in China. [Women Voice]

 

 

(Source: Women Voice/ Translated and edited by Women of China)

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