Friday, October 10, 2008

Great progress achieved in the cause of women

The 10th National Women's Congress of China will be held from Oct. 28 to 31 in Beijing. The congress will comprehensively review and sum up the development of China's cause of women in the past five years, and set forth the goals and tasks within the next five years.

The All-China Women's Federation recently introduced the development status of the cause of Chinese women in the past five years.

During the past five years, the Chinese government has enhanced the investment and support in women's education and employment. The gaps between men and women in years to receive education and employment rate were both shortened.

At present, the years of Chinese women to receive education averaged 7.3; women account for more than 45.4% of all the the employees in China.

Women, making up more than 65% of China's labor force in agriculture, are the main force in building new countryside.

At the same time the women's employment structure in urban areas continues to optimize, and the employment levels to upgrade.

Data shows that Chinese's women entrepreneurs in medium and small enterprises consist of 20% of the total entrepreneurs; the number of women who start their own business has risen remarkably.

At present, among the senior party and state leaders, eight are female. The ratio of women deputies to the 11th National People's Congress and women members on the CPPCC Ninth National Committee were 21.33% and 17.7%, risen by 1.09 and 1 percentage points respectively, as compared with the NPC and CPPCC National Committee of the last terms.

In the past five years, the Chinese government has taken effective measures to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of women and children, and have greatly promoted the healthy development of the cause of Chinese women.

By People's Daily Online

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