According to Xinhua, Xi Jinping gave a speech at the Central Party School’s 2009 Fall semester opening ceremony for the 2nd training class. Xi stressed that the development of a learning-oriented Marxist political party is an important and urgent strategic task. The study should focus on Marxism, the Chinese Characteristics of Socialism, and the Socialist Core Value System. Party official’s promotion should be linked to an evluation of the study effort under his leadership.
Xi is the selected successor to Hu Jintao, currently a member of the Chinese Communist Party Standing Committee of the Political Bureau (Politburo), the secretary of the CCP Central Committee Secretariat, and the president of the CCP Central Party School.
Source: Xinhua, November 12, 2009