China Press and Publishing Media Group Co. Ltd. hosts the China Press, Publication, Radio and Television website. On October 19, 2015, it published an article titled, “‘A Cross Country Tour Group of the Leading Cadres Learning Sinology’ Enters Guizhou Province.” Xinhua republished the article on the same day. The article indicated that the purpose of the tour was to spread and promote outstanding traditional Chinese culture among the Chinese Communist Party cadres across China. On October 17, 2015, a launching ceremony on how leading cadres should read the classics and learn sinology was held in the Confucius Hall in Guiyang City, Guizhou Province. Guiyang was the second stop in the learning Chinese culture tour campaign.
The article pointed out that sinology is the study of Chinese culture. “For leading cadres, learning sinology is significant in two respects: 1) Within sinology, there are major statecraft principles; only those who cultivate their body and virtue can be officials. 2) In the final stage of a win or lose battle, leading cadres cannot be muddle-headed themselves but require others to be clear-minded. They need to improve their governance capability.”
Sources: China Press, Publication, Radio and Television website and Xinhua, October 19, 2015