|The opening ceremony of an exhibition on the development of women and children in Macao Special Administrative Region is held on December 12, in Beijing. [Women of China/Fan Wenjun]|
An exhibition on the development of women and children in Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) and a gathering to share Macao women and children's stories was held on December 12 at the China National Museum on Women and Children, in Beijing.
More than 180 historical photos were on display in the exhibition, showing the successful practice of "one country, two systems" principle in Macao SAR over the past 20 years.
|Shen Yueyue, Vice-Chairperson of the NPC Standing Committee and President of the ACWF, delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the exhibition. [Women of China/Fan Wenjun]|
Shen Yueyue, Vice-Chairperson of the Standing Committee of National People's Congress and President of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), delivered a speech at the event.
Shen said at the opening ceremony that in the 20 years since its return to the motherland, Macao has witnessed rapid economic growth, continuous improvement of people's livelihoods, social harmony and stability, and historic achievements in various undertakings. It has shown the world the successful practice of the "one country, two systems" with Macao characteristics. Facts have proved that the principle is completely feasible and workable.
|Shen (3rd, L) visits the exhibition on the development of Macao women and children, which has 180 precious historical photos on display. [Women of China/Fan Wenjun]|
Shen thought highly of the role played by women from all walks of life in the Macao SAR in maintaining the prosperity and stability of Macao, and encouraged women and women's organizations there to study Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for the New Era and the important statements of General Secretary Xi Jinping on Hong Kong and Macao affairs and on Macao's development.
Shen said the women's organizations should inherit the core values of patriotism and love for Macao, hold high the banner of patriotism, unite women from all walks of life, firmly support the Chief Executive and the SAR government to fully and accurately implement the "one country, two systems" principle, resolutely implement the Constitution and the Basic Law, defend national sovereignty, security, and development interests, and ensure the long-term stability of "one country, two systems" in the SAR.
It is necessary for women's organizations to seize opportunities to promote the appropriately diversified and sustainable economic development in Macao, lead women, especially young women in Macao, to actively integrate into the overall development of the nation, and promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the building of the Belt and Road and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Shen noted.
She pointed out that they need to better safeguard women's rights and interests, promote gender equality and women's all-round development, guide women to further enhance their sense of mission and responsibility and make better use of women's unique role in social and family life, and promote women and children's development in Macao, Shen added.
In addition, Shen emphasized more efforts should be made to increase constitutional and basic law education, education in national conditions, and education in Chinese history and culture for teenagers and children in Macao, enhancing their national awareness and patriotism to support the "one country, two systems."
|Huang Xiaowei, Secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group of the ACWF and Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, gives a speech at the opening ceremony. [Women of China/Fan Wenjun]|
Huang Xiaowei, Secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group of the ACWF and Vice-President and First Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, also attended the event.
Huang believed that the compatriots in Macao will share with the people in the motherland both the historic responsibility of national rejuvenation and the pride of a strong and prosperous motherland under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, with the strong support of the Central Government and the Chinese mainland, and under the leadership of the Chief Executive and Government of the Macao SAR.
|Shen Yueyue (3rd, L) visits the exhibition of 180 precious historical photos showing the development of Macao women and children. [Women of China/Fan Wenjun]|
Ho Teng Iat, Chairperson of the Macao Women Preparatory Committee to Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of People's Republic of China and 20th Anniversary of Macao's Return to the Motherland, thanked Shen and the ACWF for their concern for the cause of women and children in Macao.
Ho said women in Macao will, as always, serve the country and Macao's development and contribute to the Chinese Dream of realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
|A group photo taken at the exhibition on December 12 [Women of China/Fan Wenjun]|
Xue Xiaofeng, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Macao SAR, Xia Jie, Vice-President and Member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, and around 120 women representatives from the Central United Front Work Department, the Macao SAR Government's Beijing Office and all walks of life participated in the event.
(Women of China)
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