Wu Qing

Board Member, Beijing Cultural Development Centre for Rural Women


Wu Qing had been teaching English from 1960-2000 at Beijing Foreign Studies University. She won many awards for her excellent teaching. Since the mid 1980s, she has been actively promoting human rights and women’s rights. She is on many national and international women NGO boards. She is serving her seventh term as a People’s Deputy to the Haidian People’s Congress, democratically elected. She is the first Deputy to use the Chinese Constitution, the first to meet with constituents on Tuesday afternoon and the first to report her work. She upholds democracy, rule of law, oversight and transparency, regarded as “Deputy with the Constitution” by Chinese media. She won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service in 2001 and is a Social Entrepreneur nominated by the Schwab Foundation Network of 2003.