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Former ACWF President Holds Inspection Tour in Shanghai upon Theoretical Studies on Women's Affairs
Source:Chinese Women's Research Network | Release Date:2015-5-28
Title: Former ACWF President Holds Inspection Tour in Shanghai upon Theoretical Studies on Women's Affairs
Keyword: ACWF, President, Shanghai, Women's Affairs, Chen Zhili

Two high-ranking female officials, Chen Zhili and Tan Lin, held a meeting with senior local women's federation officials and representatives to discuss women's affairs during their latest inspection tour to Shanghai on May 20.

Chen, who is vice chairperson of the Standing Committee of the 11th China's National People's Congress (NPC), former president of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and chairperson of the Chinese Women's Research Society (CWRS), and Tan, who is member of the Secretariat of the ACWF, chairperson of the Women's Studies Institute of China (WSIC) and secretary-general of the CWRS, met with senior officials from the Shanghai Women's Federation and other professionals in women's affairs.

At the meeting they discussed the latest development of theoretical research undertaken by both the local federation and attendant experts, in light of current social circumstances.

Chen gave high praise to the federation and local experts for their joint efforts to advance theoretical studies on women's affairs, and said that men should also be included into the research, since they are stakeholders in the further promotion of women's social status and other similar issues.

For her part, President of the Shanghai Women's Federation Xv Feng briefed Chen and other attendees at the meeting about the innovative efforts made by the federation and local professionals to carry out relevant theoretical studies in terms of the enlargement of study platforms, the selection of studies focus and the organization of researchers. She also disclosed the orientation of studies taking place in the next months.

Meanwhile, Deng Weizhi, a professor from the Shanghai University, Zhou Guoping, deputy director of the Development Research Center of the Shanghai Municipal People's Government, Liu Shijun, vice chairperson of the Shanghai Federation of Social Science Associations, and other attending experts made separate introductions about their personal studies and gave joint advice. Topics discussed included the promotion of international exchanges amongst domestic professionals and their foreign counterparts; and the construction of a platform for intensive studies on women's affairs, to further deepen domestic studies on women's issues.

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