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Li Changchun: Further Improve Understanding of the Importance of Socialist Culture

When Li Changchun, a member of the Chinese Communist Party Politburo Standing Committee, was on tour visiting Shanxi Province, he emphasized that culture is the wellspring a nation’s cohesion and creativity; it is an important factor of overall comprehensive national competitive power; and it is an important support for economic and social development. Li called for attentively studying the CCP central committee’s policies regarding the development of culture, profoundly understanding the importance of culture, promoting the great development and prosperity of [socialist] culture, and constantly opening up new development avenues for socialist culture with Chinese characteristics.

Source: Xinhua, May 10, 2011