The 12th Leading Party Group and Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) held a meeting in Beijing on November 2 to study and act upon the latest remarks made by President Xi Jinping after he met the federation's new leadership.
Speaking earlier on the same day, Xi, also general-secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and chairman of the Central Military Commission, explained the importance of upholding the socialist path with Chinese characteristics for women's development and mobilizing women to make greater achievements.
Huang Xiaowei, secretary of the Leading Party Group, vice-president and first member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, presided over the conference.
Attendees at the convention emphasized how the keynote speech by President Xi has sent a clear signal on the fundamental requirements concerning the work on women's affairs. The remarks explicitly stated the responsibilities and missions of women's federations, led the way forward and injected new strength into the CPC's leadership regarding women's affairs in the new era.
Moreover, the address will become a master plan in guiding women's work, opening new frontiers and making fresh victories in the future, according to officials.
Huang said that Xi's speech epitomized the development of women and their affairs, and has become a guiding principle for women's causes and guideline for the work of women's federations in the new era.
She continued that the ACWF will deepen its study and implementation of President Xi's keynote speeches, maintain the correct political direction, build closer ties with women from every section of society, stress its sense of responsibilities and mission, focus on the work of deepening reform, and make an integration of the spirit of the important address into the completion of all set targets from the 12th National Women's Congress of China (NWC).
Meanwhile, women's federations and officials at all levels should hold their own study of Xi's important speech, press ahead with concrete tasks, and strive for higher achievements in their own workplaces.
Huang noted that the 12th Leading Party Group and Secretariat of the ACWF will prioritize the study and implementation of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and Xi's important remarks in relation to women and women's affairs, especially the latest speech delivered at the meeting with the new leadership.
The ACWF will rally more women to take part in the country's reform and contribute their efforts to social development and stability; strengthen the ties with women and provide them with better services in a move to improve their wellbeing; advance the work of reform and political-building; enhance the construction of its leadership; and, set a positive example for women's federations and officials at lower levels.
Those at the meeting also deliberated and passed regulations concerning the work and the observance of the CPC Central Committee's eight-point decision on improving Party and government conduct by the 12th Leading Party Group of the ACWF. The guidelines on the work of the Secretariat of the ACWF were also adopted.
For their part, Zhang Xiaolan, Xia Jie, Deng Li, Tan Lin, Wu Haiying, Zhao Wen, Cai Shumin and Zhang Dongmei, members of the Leading Party Group and Secretariat of the ACWF, shared their feelings and aspirations in the process of learning from President Xi's important speech.
(Source: China Women's News / Translated and edited by Women of China)
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