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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(6); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030612.

A Review on the Non-government Diplomacy of All-China Women’s Federation (1949-2018)

Author(s)

Hongyan Wang

Corresponding Author:
Hongyan Wang
Affiliation(s)

School of Ethnology and Sociology, Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot China 
Email: wanghongyannd207@imu.edu.cn

Abstract

Over the past 70 years since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the non-government of All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) has undergone three stages characterized by “Antiwar and safeguarding world peace” in early days of the People’s Republic of China, “women-centered non-government aimed to promote women’s development” after the reform and opening up, and “people-to-people diplomacy” since the 21st century. ACWF deals with diplomatic affairs by always obeying the national diplomacy and has accumulated valuable experience in promoting the friendly cooperation of Chinese and foreign women, maintaining world peace and advancing its construction. Under the new era, ACWF’s external contact function should be researched further.

Keywords

ACWF’s Functions; ACWF; Non-government Diplomacy

Cite This Paper

Hongyan Wang. A Review on the Non-government Diplomacy of All-China Women’s Federation (1949-2018). Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 6: 111-121. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030612.

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