Experts: Set up China’s first lady office

By | April 18, 2013

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China’s first lady accepted flowers from Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin

According to CRI News, President Xi Jinping’s wife Peng Liyuan had accompanied with Xi’s tour to Russia and Africa as well as attending the Boao Forum for Asia, triggering widespread concern at home and abroad. Experts said that currently there is no office for First Lady set in Zhongnanhai, the government can consider the establishment of such office for the First Lady to play a better role in public diplomacy system.

Zhao Jin, associate professor of the Institute of International Studies, Tsinghua University, said that in many countries of the world it is common to establish the Office of the First Lady. China can also establish similar system, to use a common language and way to convey the story of China’s first lady and stress her social morality.

Zhang Shengjun, vice president of Political Science and International Relations College, Beijing Normal University agreed with the idea of ​​the first lady office. He claimed that the First Lady must make sure that she is not in office; secondly, there should be a professional team to provide professional services for the first lady. As a national symbol and ambassador, the first lady does not have to take to be charming, but to conquer people’s hearts with virtue. ”

Background knowledge: What does 中南海 mean?

The Zhongnanhai (Chinese: 中南海; pinyin: Zhōngnánhǎi) is a complex of buildings in Beijing, China adjacent to the Forbidden City which serves as the central headquarters for the Communist Party of China and the Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China. The term Zhongnanhai is synonymous with the leadership and government administration of the nation, and is often used as a metonym for the Chinese leadership at large (in the same sense that the term White House frequently refers to the President of the United States and his associates).

Reference Link: http://gb.cri.cn/42071/2013/04/18/6611s4088723.htm

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