Isabel Crook, Jinming Zhang, Fengxiang Xu, Jiyue Li and Shuqin Zhang – China

All these five chinese women are a part of the 1000 women proposed for the Nobel Peace Price 2005. Unfortuntely there were provided only some few lines about their work and biography. Regardless, here the few we may know:

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1) Rurui Shi – China

She says: “The cloud moves along and leaves the sky behind. What a blue blue sky! Water flows in and out. Take life as it comes and goes!”.

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She works for the China Buddhist Association (named on wikipedia, on People Daily/en), and for the Qintai Home for the Aged.

Born in 1967, Shi Rurui is founder of the Buddhist School for Nuns at Pushou Temple, Mount Wutai. She has a strong interest in Buddhist education and the Buddhist religion and has helped repair the Jixiang Primary School so that poor children have a decent environment to study in. Her other projects include improvement of infrastructure in mountainous areas, and providing financial support to people with different abilities. She has helped with the construction of the Qintai Home for the Aged. (1000PeaceWomen).

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2) Jinming Zhang – China

She says: “This is the first step of reform. We shall learn democracy by practicing democracy. Only when there is democracy in the Chinese Communist Party can China have democracy in the country as a whole”.

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Zhang Jinming, now Director of the Chinese Communist Party’s Organization Department of Ya’an City, Sichuan Province, implemented direct elections at local government level in 1998. It was the first year that this was piloted at a grassroots level. In August 2002 she piloted direct elections for the Party Congress representatives at a city and county level. She has been relentlessly promoting the democratization process in China. (1000PeaceWomen).

any links: There are links for different persons with this name, but no one seems to fit with our peacewomen.

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3) Fengxiang Xu – China

She says: “Even if I have only one breath left, I will not fall behind”.

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She works for the Beijing Ling Mountain Ecology Research Institute, and for the Beijing Ling Mountain Tibet Museum.

Xu Fengxiang is a scholar in forest and highland ecology. For the past half century, she has been teaching, researching and taking on conservation work on forests, ecology and environmental protection. She has opened up the research realm in highland ecology and set up the Tibetan and Beijing ecology research institutes. She is now 74 years old, but continues to do field investigation and exploration in highland conservation. (1000PeaceWomen).

Her book: the wild flowers of Tibet.

Her book: Tibetan Vegetation of China.

links:

China Statistical Yearbook 2005, EDITORIAL BOARD AND STAFF;

China Foundation for Desertification Control CFDC;

ISEIS 2006 Beijing Specialty Conference Sciences and Technologies.

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4) Jiyue Li – China

She says: “It is the simple gratitude of the people that encourages me to persist in making efforts and progress. It is their affirmation that gives me strength in my work”.

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She works for the Maternity and Child Care Center, Yongning County, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

Li Jiyue has worked in maternity and childcare for 22 years, traveling to the homes of poor peasants in the mountainous area of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. By popularizing maternity and childcare knowledge, training health personnel, and performing health checks, she has contributed to the improvement of the quality of life and health levels of women and children in the countryside and they have become her friends. She is loved and respected by the locals. (1000PeaceWomen).

any links: There are links for different persons with this name, but no one seems to fit with our peacewomen.

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5) Shuqin Zhang – China

She says: “Our generation feels we have the social responsibility and the willingness to endure hardships and take care of others. I am a mother, and I know what a mother means for the life of a child”.

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She works for the Beijing Sun Village Special Children Aid Center.

Zhang Shuqin is director of the Beijing Sun Village Special Children Aid Center. Since 1994 she has set up five villages for unattended minors whose parents are serving prison sentences. She has also helped many people that have been released from prison, despite money constraints and a lack of enabling government policies. (1000PeaceWomen).

any links: There are links for different persons with this name, but no one seems to fit with our peacewomen.

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