Former National People's Congress service member now a model

Former National People's Congress service member now a model

More than 10 years ago, Wang Qianqian began serving legislators attending the annual session of China's top political advisory body, the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People.

Wang served the 7th East-West China Cooperation and Investment Trade Fair in Southwest China's Shaanxi province in March 2003, when she was a school student in Ankang city, Shaanxi. During the event, she was told to return to school to attend an interview for the selection of service staffers for the Great Hall of the People, China's most important venue for Communist Party events, state affairs and diplomatic activities.

Wang started working at the Great Hall in 2003, after undergoing strict training that included arranging everything in an extremely orderly way.

"Cups, pens, memos must be placed in the same position on every table. Looking from the side, all chairs must be in a straight line. We use a thread to adjust them," Wang recalls.

She also had to cut her long hair short as it was required as part of the military training for service staff at the Great Hall of the People.

10 years after her assignment at the Great Hall of the People ended, Wang is now a model, a government employee, and a teacher.

Wang left the Great Hall job in 2005. After passing exams, she began working at Guizhou Provincial Cultural Center, a government branch that promotes and organises cultural activities.

In 2014, the Tourism and Culture College of Guizhou Normal University invited her to be a guest teacher. She now teaches business etiquette for future flight attendants.

Wang said her job at the Great Hall taught her to quickly judge other people's needs, and desire for perfection.

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