Nation joins global efforts to empower women via education

By XU WEI | China Daily | Updated: 2019-05-31 07:50
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Peng Liyuan, the wife of President Xi Jinping, meets foreign students from China Women's University on Thursday in Beijing. FENG YONGBIN/CHINA DAILY

China stands ready to work with the international community to create an enabling environment for women's development and provide them with equal and high-quality education opportunities, Peng Liyuan, the wife of President Xi Jinping, said on Thursday.

She made the remark at a meeting with foreign students at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. The students are taking part in the Master of Social Work in Women's Leadership and Social Development Program at China Women's University.

Peng, who is also UNESCO's special envoy for the advancement of girls' and women's education, said China attaches great importance to women's development and is willing to cooperate with different countries in the world in this field.

She highlighted the importance of empowering women with knowledge and skills to enable them to have a better life.

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