Shen Yueyue, Vice-Chairperson of the Standing Committee of the NPC and President of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), told a recent meeting of the ACWF that General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speeches during this year's "two sessions" embodied profound thoughts, and were rich in content.
In reviewing the Party and the people's endeavors in the new era, Xi stressed the five paths that Chinese must take. He called for the consolidation of the sense of community for the Chinese nation, the working together to build a great motherland and the creating of a better life. Xi pointed out the five strategically favorable conditions for China's development, accurately analyzing the situation and building confidence in moving forward. He stressed food security is among a country's most fundamental interests, upgrading the comprehensive capacity for agricultural production must be placed in a more prominent position, and continued efforts must be made to promote the high-quality development of social security.
Shen noted Xi's important speeches have helped to deepen people's understanding of the rule of law of the Party, the rules of socialist construction, and the laws of human social development, and the speeches are the deepening of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, and the guiding principles for forging ahead on the new journey and making greater achievements.
Shen stressed ACWF's cadres should study and implement the guiding principles of Xi's important speeches, act on the major decisions and plans by the CPC Central Committee, understand the decisive significance of establishing Comrade Xi Jinping's core position on the CPC Central Committee, and in the Party as a whole, and the decisive significance of defining the guiding role of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, strengthen the "four consciousnesses," firmly adhere to the "four self-confidences," achieve the "two maintenances," and improve political judgment, political perception and political executive power.
To greet the 20th CPC National Congress, women's federations should carry forward all aspects of work in a solid manner, unite and mobilize women in rallying tightly around the Party, and following the Party, and encourage women to strive to undertake great causes, be advocates of civility and dream-chasing trailblazers, and to forge ahead and make new achievements on the new journey, Shen added.
During the meeting, Huang Xiaowei, Secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group, and Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, conveyed the spirit of Xi's important speeches, and she introduced concrete measures to implement the spirit on behalf of the Leading Party Members' Group and the Secretariat. She said women's federations should incorporate Xi's spirit into all aspects of their work to better serve the overall situation, women and families.
Cao Shumin, Song Yushui and Liu Yang, vice-presidents of ACWF, shared their experiences and put forward suggestions on how to better foster online positive energy by telling the stories of outstanding women, enhance people's ability to understand and take advantage of the Internet, and guide women to love the Party, the country and socialism. They also offered concrete suggestions on how to strengthen legal protections, crack down on the kidnapping and trafficking in women and children, protect the legitimate rights and interests of women and children, meet people's aspirations for a better life, let women feel warmth and care, and consolidate cohesion among people.
Many of the attendees said they deeply felt Xi's profound feelings for the people, through his important speeches, which left them feeling warm and inspired. They said they would take the initiative to fulfill their duties, take responsibility and guide women to follow the Party and work hard to make greater contributions on the new journey, in the new era.
Shen said, during the "two sessions," Xi extended festive greetings and best wishes to the country's women, of all ethnic groups, and from all walks of life, ahead of International Women's Day. Xi urged women to give full play to village regulations, folk conventions and family traditions, to cultivate rural civilization, good family traditions and folk customs, to crack down on illegal and criminal activities infringing on the rights and interests of women and children in rural areas, and to resolutely end illegal acts, such as bullying and/or abusing women, children, the elderly and the disabled. Xi's speeches fully demonstrated Xi's care for women and deep love for the people. In this case, the rights and interests of women and children, especially of groups with special needs and difficulties, will surely be better protected and their all-round development will surely be further promoted.
Women's federations should act on the guiding principles of Xi's important speech, delivered at the 37th group study session of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, to safeguard women's rights and interests, in accordance with the law, and do more practical work to build consensus, Shen stressed.
Women's federations should also protect women's rights and interests in the course of social and economic development, improve women's livelihoods through development, and provide targeted services to women and unite women together. Women's federations should especially care for children and the elderly, help in-need people solve problems, step up the fight against the abduction and trafficking in women and children, and protect their rights and interests, she added.
Shen said women's federations, at all levels, must uphold the Party's overall leadership, carry forward the great founding spirit of the Party, study theories, make new achievements, do practical work and work hard together.
Women's federations, she added, must consolidate and expand the achievement of a campaign on studying the Party's history, better implement the work of leading, serving and connecting women, and do a good job, in all aspects of work, including safeguarding women's rights and interests, caring for in-need people, promoting women's development and strengthening family traditions, family education and family building.
Women's federations, she added, should contribute to maintaining a stable and healthy economic environment, a peaceful social environment, and a clean and upright political ecology, and they should greet the 20th CPC National Congress with solid work.
Members of the Leading Party Members' Group, Secretariat of the ACWF and cadres of relevant departments attended the meeting.
(Women of China English Monthly)
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