African Women Cadres Visit China
A delegation of African women cadres visited China from September 11-23, 2018, during which they attended activities organized by the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the All-china Women's Federation. The delegation consisted of 19 representatives from women's organizations and institutions of the ruling parties of 10 African countries — Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The delegates visited Beijing, Shanghai and Jinhua, a city in East China's Zhejiang Province.
Under the theme of "gathering women's force, build the Belt and Road," the delegates attended seminars, work-experience-sharing meetings and inspection tours. In Beijing, the African women cadres attended lectures, during which they learned about China's overall development situation, Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, China's achievements and good practices since the policy of reform and opening-up was launched 40 years ago, the construction of the Belt and Road Initiative, the building of a community of a shared future for China and Africa, and Chinese women's undertakings in the new era. They visited China Women's University, where they participated in a seminar that highlighted "challenges and solutions of women's development in all countries."
In Jinhua, the delegates visited villages and learned about grass-roots women's federation's role in advancing economic and social development. They communicated with African students at Zhejiang Normal University. In Shanghai, the delegates attended the 2018 Shanghai International Forum on Women's Development, visited the memorial site of the First National Congress of the CPC and visited various residential communities.
Many of the delegates said they shared good practices, passed on friendship and promoted cooperation during the visit. They said they hoped to learn from China's wisdom and good practices in building a community of shared future for China and Africa.