People’s Daily published an editorial following the sixth plenary session of the 17th Central Committee of the CCP held from October 15 to 18. The editorial applauded the meeting’s adoption of a resolution on advancing China’s cultural system reform and its socialist cultural development.
The editorial further observed that the modern world is undergoing a period of major change and adjustment. Different thoughts, ideologies, and cultures are struggling with each other more frequently for supremacy. The status and influence of culture on the competition between national powers is also becoming more prominent. Therefore, the mission to guard the nation’s cultural security has become more arduous and critical and the requirement to boost national soft power and Chinese culture’s international influence has become more urgent.
The editorial stressed that it is an important and urgent political task for the local organs of the Communist Party Committee to deeply study the spirit of the meeting, to take the path of cultural development with Chinese characteristics and to promote the great development and prosperity of socialist culture.
Source: People’s Daily, October 19, 2011