On July 23, 2014, People’s Daily published an article on the development of a “Chinese discourse system.” The 3rd Plenary Session of the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (Nov. 9 to 12, 2013, in Beijing) stressed the need to develop “a discourse system” for foreign affairs and international relations so as to “tell China’s story and spread China’s voice" skillfully.
According to the article, the original Marxism and contemporary Chinese Marxism are the theoretical basis and the guidelines for the development of the Chinese Discourse System. Selected portions of the ancient Chinese culture are the “rich nutritious sources” for the Chinese Discourse System. China’s dream of national rejuvenation (the China Dream) and the practice of socialism with Chinese characteristics are the foundation and root of the Chinese Discourse System.
Source: People’s Daily, July 23, 2014