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Beijing Holds Third Chinese Population, Gender and Development Forum
Source:Chinese Women's Research Network | Release Date:2012-5-7
Title: Beijing Holds Third Chinese Population, Gender and Development Forum
Keyword: population, gender, development forum

The third Chinese Population, Gender and Development Forum was jointly held by the Women's Studies Institute of China and Women's Studies Center of Renmin University on April 28, 2012 in Beijing.

In conjunction with the Sixth National Census and the third survey on Chinese women's social status this year, the conference was aimed at encouraging the public to make full use of the released statistics to discuss the issues of population and gender in China during the past decade. In addition to sharing new research in the fields concerned, it also intended to provide answers to current questions about population, gender and development.

Vice President and Member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) Zhen Yan made a speech at the conference.

"The issue of population is greatly related to our country's future and has been given high priority by the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the central government," she said.

The ACWF will work with the central government to implement relevant policies in dealing with the unbalanced gender proportion, gender discrimination and other issues concerning the Chinese population, especially women.

Peng Peiyun, the former vice chairperson of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) and honorary president of the China Population Association, Women's Studies Institute of China, and the ACWF, also attended the forum and voiced her opinions on the issues at hand.

"Increased cooperation between governmental branches and social organizations, and better practical approaches are expected to address the issues currently existing in Chinese demography," she said.

In attendance at the forum were officials from relevant governmental branches and experts from universities across China.

The annual forum aims to create a professional platform for communication over research in population and gender, and has been warmly received by governmental branches, social organizations and individuals.

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