平等 发展 共享：新中国70年妇女事业的发展与进步
Equality, Development and Sharing: Progress of Women’s Cause in 70 Years Since New China’s Founding
The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China
I. Women’s Cause Remains High Priority and Is Actively Promoted in China
II. The Legal System for Protection of Women Rights Constantly Improved
III．Women’s Role in Economic and Social Development Becoming Increasingly Prominent
IV. Women’s Political Status Has Grown Significantly
V. Women’s Education Level Has Risen Significantly
VI. Women’s Health Condition Has Improved Dramatically
VII. Social Security for Women Continues to Improve
VIII. Women Play Unique Role in Cultivation of Family Virtues
IX. Women Taking Part in Extensive International Exchanges and Cooperation Activities
In the entire course of history, the liberation and progress of women have been indispensable to the liberation and progress of mankind. Since its inception, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has been struggling for women’s liberation and gender equality. The founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949 ushered in a new era for women in China, changing their social status from an oppressed and enslaved group in the past thousands of years to masters of their own fate.
In recent 70 years, women’s cause in China has been closely connected to the general growth of the CPC and the whole nation. Under the leadership of the CPC, the past few generations of women have contributed greatly to social construction, reform, and development. As the Chinese nation is rising and growing richer and stronger, Chinese women’s social status has undergone enormous changes.
Since the 18th CPC National Congress, guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, there has been a firmer belief in the future of women development based on Chinese socialism among Chinese women. In this background, women are able to exercise their democratic rights, participate in economic and social development, and benefit from the outcomes of reforms and development on an equal and legal basis. As masters of the nation, women now can find the best ways to fulfill themselves while gaining increasing senses of achievement, happiness, and safety, as witnessed by the historic accomplishments they’ve made so far.
This white paper is issued specifically to make the achievements of women’s cause in the past 70 years since New China was founded fully known to the whole world.