Du Liqun, Zhuang ethnicity, and a member of the Communist Party of China (CPC), was born in February 1965.

She is a member of the 13th and 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and serves as the head nurse and chief nurse of the AIDS Department at the Fourth People's Hospital of Nanning City. She is also an outstanding student majoring in Administrative Management at Guangxi Open University (OU), enrolled in 2012. Du Liqun has won over 50 honours and awards. These include “Advanced Individual in Creating Excellence in Work in the National Health Care System,” “National May 1st Labour Medal,” “National Model of Medical Ethics,” “National March 8th Red-Banner Holder,” “National Role Model for Ethnic Unity and Progress,” “National Advanced Worker,” the “45th International Nightingale Medal Award,” the “Most Beautiful Doctor of China,” “National Outstanding Communist Party Member,” and “the National March 8th Red-Banner Pacesetter.”


"As a dedicated grassroots medical worker, I am committed to protecting the lives and health of the people," said Du Liqun. This year marks her 7th year in the field. Throughout her tenure, she has consistently concentrated on medical and healthcare, striving tirelessly to support and care for patients.

Last year, her recommendations regarding rare diseases were adopted and integrated into the National Health Commission's policy on payments for difficult and severe diseases. This has contributed to the improvement and refinement of the rehabilitation medical service system, and has enhanced the capacity for providing rehabilitation medical services for rare diseases.

This year, Du Liqun submitted a proposal titled "Guarding Mental Health and Safeguarding the Healthy Growth of Adolescents." Focusing on the mental health of young people, she advocated for greater emphasis on mental health education for adolescents and the rapid development of a mental health service system tailored to their needs.

Through her visits and research, Du Liqun has gained insights into the current state and challenges of adolescent mental health. She has listened to opinions and suggestions from various stakeholders and identified several key issues. These include a notable deficiency in family education, the limited capacity of schools to address and manage these concerns, the slow pace of progress in screening for adolescent mental health problems, and inadequate coordination among different social forces. These problems are among the most frequently mentioned by all parties involved.

Du Liqun offered four recommendations to address these concerns. First, she suggests enhancing the dissemination and promotion of family mental health knowledge to foster a supportive environment. Second, she emphasises the need to bolster schools' mental health education capabilities by increasing investment in the infrastructure of psychological counseling, including staffing, financial resources, and materials. Third, she advocates for the rapid development of an adolescent mental health service system that integrates problem screening, crisis intervention, disease treatment, and follow-up care. Fourth, she calls for strengthened public education on mental health and increased community involvement.

Du Liqun stated, "The aspirations of the people guide and are at the core of my work. I aim to construct a bridge of understanding and amplify the voices of the populace, genuinely addressing some of their challenges."


 Compiled by the OUC News Network from The Paper, China Teachers’ Daily, Guangxi Station News Channel, and Guangxi News Network