Editor's note:President Xi Jinping has on many occasions stressed promotion of women's all-round development and building a better world for all. Here's a look at his vision and efforts.
Delegates from around China attend the opening ceremony of the 11th National Women's Congress in Beijing. (Photo by Liao Pan/China Daily)
Women hold up 'half the sky'
"Women are the creators of material and spiritual wealth...China will do more to enhance gender equality as its basic state policy as women hold up 'half the sky'."
--Address at Global Leaders' Meeting on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment on Sept 27, 2015.
"Full play should be given to the role of women in order to help achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation."
--When meeting the newly elected leadership of the All-China Women's Federation on Oct 31, 2013.