As the year draws to a close. It presented an opportunity to look back and pay tribute to the many Chinese women who made remarkable achievements who had made remarkable achievements and who achieved stellar global reputations. In this edition. Women of China shares the stories of many brilliant Chinese women who have inspired their nation and who impressed the world over the past 12 months.
This year marked the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations. Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, delivered two speeches in English at the UN headquarters, in New York, on September 26.
This year also marked the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War (World War II). Medical students at the Bethune Medical Officer School of the PLA(People’s Liberation Army in China formed the only all-female group to march in China’s massive military parade in Beijing on September 3. It was also the first time that women PLA guards of honor participated in China’s military parade.
Also this year, Tu Youyou became the first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize in science. She won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine on October 5 ‘for discoveries concerning a novel therapy against malaria.’
Scientist Xie Yi was honored on March 18, in Paris, with the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards 2015 for her significant contributions to creating new nanomaterials with promising applications in the conversion of heat or sunlight into electricity.
In July, Forbes China published its list of China‘s most influential women, and the women were chosen based on criteria that focused on business leadership. Sun Yafang, chairperson of China’s telecom hardware leader Huawei topped the ranking once again.
Liu Qing, president of Didi Dache?China‘s largest taxi-hailing app, was named by Forbes magazine as one of 12 power businesswomen from Asia who were well on their way to forging stellar reputations within their industries.
Beijing on July 31 won the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Yang Yang IOC(International Olympic Committee)member and former Olympic champion speed skater, was a member of China’s bid-presentation delegation.
Coach Lang Ping in September led the Chinese women’s volleyball team to its fourth World Cup title, and subsequently to its berth in the Rio Olympic Games. It was the first time in 12 years that China won the World Cup.
Chinese actress Zhao Tao received the best actress award from the International Cinephile Society in June for her performance in the film Mountains May Depart.
Liu Man, or Isabella Liu, is an emerging jewellry designer and artist. In March, she received three gold and two silver awards at the Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Awards 2015 commonly referred to as the Jewellry Oscars.