In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of UN publication of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 30th anniversary of implementation of reform and opening-up policy in China, China Society for Human Right Studies organized a symposium on “30 years of China reform and opening-up and China human rights development” in Dec. 2, 2008 in Beijing. Over sixty researchers and experts on human rights from all over China attended the symposium.
Zou Xiaoqiao, deputy director of the international department of the All-China Women's Federation, said that a new historical period of reform and opening-up in China was started when in 1978 the Third Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the Communist Party decided to adopt the policy of reform and opening up. This had undoubted left a historical mark in China, because it was the reform and opening-up and the liberalization of thought that had made possible the historical turning point in the development for China in present time. The fate of the country, including the fate of the Chinese women, had thus changed.