On December 24, 2009, a national working conference regarding the CCP’s development inside colleges and universities was held in Beijing by the CCP Central Committee’s Organization Department, Propaganda Department, and Education Department. Vice President Xi Jinping, met the representatives of the attendees and gave a speech prior to the meeting according to Xinhua.
Xi stressed the importance of the Party building at higher education under the new situation. A university (or college) president, who must be under the leadership of the university Party Committee, has the administrative power. It is important to use the Chinese style socialist theoretical system to educate teachers and students and recruit outstanding intellectuals and college students into the Party.
Source: Xinhua, December 24, 2009