Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter on Thursday to mark the 80th anniversary of the China Welfare Institute (CWI).
President Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, expressed his warm congratulations and sincere greetings to those who have worked hard for a long time in women’s and children’s welfare, in the letter.
Also, Xi praised the contributions the CWI has made in the fields of female and child development and the organization’s unique role in promoting the country’s unification and maintaining world peace and development.
Xi urged the institute to unite the people working for women’s and children’s affairs and provide services for nurturing a new generation of capable young people who have good moral and intellectual grounding and are well-prepared to join the socialist cause.
Xi also encouraged the CWI to make greater contributions to realize the “two centenary goals” and the Chinese Dream — realizing the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
The Shanghai-based organization focuses on maternal and child health, education and social welfare and was established in 1938 by Soong Ching Ling, the wife of Chinese revolutionary Dr. Sun Yat-sen, who led the 1911 Revolution.