The seventh council of the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF) held its 19th executive meeting in Beijing on Dec. 21. During the meeting, the seventh council's work over the past five years was summarized and preparations were made for the upcoming meeting of the eighth-term council.
Wang Jiarui, chairman of the CSCLF, presided over and addressed the meeting. Zheng Jianbang, vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee and vice chairman of CSCLF, attended the meeting.
In the past five years, CSCLF has implemented decisions and initiatives of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Wang Jiarui said, noting that with a view to promoting "Peace, Unification and Future," CSCLF has made progress in advancing friendly people-to-people exchanges with foreign countries, expanding dialogue and collaborations between the mainland and Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, promoting the healthy development of children and contributing to poverty alleviation, among other goals.
Wang pointed out that the advancement of the CSCLF over the past five years will help chart a course for its future development. The CSCLF will uphold and strengthen the overall leadership of the Party, build up the comprehensive strength of the foundation, and realize the full potential of the council's role, he said.
Zheng Jianbang touched on the great progress the foundation has made since the seventh-term council took office. He said that in the new era, the foundation will uphold Party leadership, respond to the demands of modernity and the needs of society, continue to forge ahead, and leverage its strengths to contribute to advancing international friendship, realizing complete national reunification and promoting the healthy development of children.
The vice chairmen and executive directors of the council also gave speeches, in which they affirmed the work of the seventh council and expressed their continued support for the development of the foundation.
The meeting highlighted hopes that the eighth council, under the strong leadership of the Party Central Committee, will march forward courageously, unite all forces at home and abroad, and continue to promote the high-quality development of the foundation, so as to make greater contributions in achieving the goal of building China into a great modern socialist country in all respects, and one that is ready to greet the convocation of the 20th CPC National Congress with solid achievements.
The meeting reviewed relevant documents and personnel-related items to be submitted to the eighth council of the CSCLF for deliberation. CSCLF vice chairmen Long Mingbiao, Wang Ning, Hang Yuanxiang, Zeng Yixin, Jing Dunquan, Yu Qun, CSCLF Deputy Secretary-General Wu Dianwu, Li Anjin and other executive members and supervisors were also in attendance.