Female Deputy Refuses to Make a Publicity Stunt

  • March 14, 2014
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Female Deputy Refuses to Make a Publicity Stunt
Liu Jinxiu, a grass-roots deputy to the second session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) from central China's Hubei Province, communicates with her staff on the government work report via her cellphone on International Women's Day, which falls annually on March 8. [Wuhan Evening News]
A female, grass-roots, deputy to the second session of the 12th National People's Congress (NPC) refused to deliberately make a video call with her son and husband before cameras during an interview, Wuhan Evening News reported. 
 
Liu Jinxiu, head of a forestry and animal husbandry co-operative in central China's Hubei Province, rejected calls from journalists to engage in a publicity stunt when she was being interviewed on International Women's Day, which falls annually on March 8, saying that she just wanted to show viewers her "real day". 
 
Lots of people know Liu's stories of how a migrant worker finally became the head of a co-operative and a NPC deputy, but little is known about her family life.
 
"I really hate the idea that I should pose making video calls with my family, because I simply want to present how I spend a day as usual," Liu said
 
There are a stack of documents on Liu’s desk, including a couple of suggestions on protecting ecological environment, facilitating the construction of rural infrastructure and accelerating the development of forestry and animal husbandry. 
 
"I would comb through my notes from meetings as soon as I returned to my room every night, and I think it is a good opportunity for me to study," said Liu. 
 
The interview ended at 2 p.m. and Liu planned to meet some friends and then prepare for the following five-day meetings. 
 
It is the second time for Liu to attend the NPC. Liu said her schedule was so tight that she had no time to take any interviews during the "two sessions," and she would instead focus on how to be good spokesperson for grassroots people. 
 
(Source: Wuhan Evening News/Translated by womenofchina.cn)
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