A Guangming Daily editorial on September 3 re-emphasized the role of the Chinese Communist Party in leading China’s propaganda and ideology work.
The article said, “The more complicated the situation that the propaganda and ideology work face and the more arduous the task, the more important it is to strengthen the Party’s leadership. . . . General Secretary Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the National Conference on Propaganda and Ideology Work. He stressed that it is necessary to strengthen the party’s overall leadership over propaganda and ideology work and clearly to adhere to the principle that the Party takes charge of propaganda and the Party takes charge of ideology.”
“Propaganda and ideology work . . . matter for the future and the destiny of the Party and the country. To strengthen the party’s overall leadership over propaganda and ideology work, one must resolutely safeguard the core position of General Secretary Xi Jinping, resolutely safeguard the Party’s authority and centralized leadership, and firmly adhere to the correct political direction.”
“Ideology work is an extremely important task of the Party. While we are doing our best in economic development, we cannot for a second relax and weaken the work of ideology. We ought to have an adequate estimate and preparation for the complexity and lasting nature of the struggle in the field of ideology.”
Source: Guangming Daily, September 3, 2018