The first session of the 7th CSCLF Council held in Beijing, November 4 2016
Yu pointed out that Madame Soong Ching Ling was a universally acknowledged woman. Deng Xiaoping and the older generation of state leaders established the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation to inherit her great spirit. Since then, with the intention of "Peace, Reunification & Future", the CSCLF has done a lot of work in promoting international friendship, cross-strait exchanges and the welfare of children and teenagers, acquiring positive influence at home and abroad.
He stressed that since the 18th NCCPC, the CPC Central Committee led by Comrade Xi Jinping attached great importance to the united front work. The CSCLF, as a "people's organization under the leadership of Communist Party of China (CPC)", should closely follow major decisions and the deployment of the CPC Central Committee; deepen cross-Strait exchanges and people-to-people diplomacy; better serve youngsters for them to grow and prosper; and contribute to a moderately prosperous society and the realization of the rejuvenation of China, Yu said.
Yu also said Party committees and governments at all levels should continue offering guidance and support to the CSCLF.
Sun Chunlan, member of the PSC, head of the United Front Work Department, Wang Jiarui, Vice Chairman of CPPCC, and Hu Qili, former Chairman of the CSCLF attended the meeting.
Sun pointed out that the CSCLF should follow the requirements of the 18th Central Committee of the CPC to forge ahead guided by the Chinese Dream with precise orientation. Forces at home and abroad should be united to carry forward the spirit of Madame Soong Ching Ling, uphold the principle of the Foundation. Some highlights need to be stressed to enhance its influence in people-to-people and cross-strait exchanges, charity and poverty alleviation, in order to maintain CSCLF's good image and reputation.
Apart from reviewing last year's work, delegates also approved CSCLF's work report and fund management report at the session. The new leadership and council have been elected with Wang Jiarui as the Chairman of the 7th CSCLF Council. Ma Xiaowei, Zheng Jianbang, Hu Zhengyue, Long Mingbiao, Wang Ning, Hang Yuanxiang, Jing Dunquan and Pang Lijuan were elected as vice chairpersons.
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