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Xi Jinping Emphasizes Creating “Communist Souls” by Running Ideological and Political Theory Classes from Elementary School to College

In Beijing on March 18, Chinese General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Xi Jinping, presided over a symposium of teachers of school ideological and political theory and delivered a speech.

Xi emphasized that “young people are the future of the motherland and the hope of the nation. Our party is determined to be a great cause for the Chinese nation. It must cultivate generations of useful talents who will support the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the socialist system of our country and are determined to fight for the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics. On this fundamental issue, it must be clear and unambiguous. This requires us to educate and train the next generation starting in school, from the time they are children. It is necessary to open ideological and political theory courses in a step-by-step, spiraling-up manner in primary schools, middle schools, and colleges. It is an important guarantee for cultivating generations of socialist builders and successors.

Xi stressed that “when we run socialist education with Chinese characteristics, we must confidently develop ideological and political lessons, and use the new era of socialism with Chinese characteristics to create souls. … The role of the ideological and political courses is irreplaceable. Teachers of the ideological and political classes shoulder very big responsibilities.

Source:, March 19, 2019