Social science and the works of art and culture relate to the theoretical foundation and propaganda vehicles of the Chinese Communist Party’s ideology. During the ongoing sessions of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Chinese president Xi Jinping told the conference attendees that social science and art should focus on socialism with “Chinese characteristics.”
According to Xinhua News Agency, Xi said that, without a soul, a country and a nation cannot stand. Works of culture and the arts, philosophy, and social science belong to the work of casting for souls. It plays an important role in the new era of developing socialism.
Xi Jinping advised that philosophy and social science research should be based on the great practice of socialism with Chinese characteristics and should put forward creative and original theories.
Xi emphasized that this year is “the 70th anniversary of the founding of the New China.” It is necessary to present China’s historical achievements and the theoretical and cultural advantages of socialism with “Chinese characteristics”.
Source: Central News Agency, March 4, 2019