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Xi Jinping’s Recent Speeches Published in Full Text

On April 30, 2016, Qiushi, a semi-monthly publication of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), published the full text of Xi Jinping’s speech given at the CCP Central Party School on December 11, 2015. Other speeches published recently in full text include Xi’s speech at the Sixth Plenary Session of the CCP Central Discipline Inspection Commission in January 2016, and his speech at the Internet Security and Information Technology Forum on April 19, 2016. Analysts observed that the purpose of such publications is to avoid the State media’s manipulation of Xi’s words when quoting from his speeches and to allow a full understanding of his intent within the context of the entire speech. 

During his speech at the Party School in December 2016, Xi mentioned a number of the Party School’s problems. “The Party School is a school, but it is not an ordinary school. It is the school where the Party educates and trains its backbone personnel to govern the country. Thus it must meet higher political expectations. In the past, I heard reports that some people spread Western capitalist values when delivering lectures at the Party School; some with loose lips made improper comments about the Party and about State policies; some did nothing but nitpick and complain without having any basis; and others inappropriately participated in social events in the name of the Party School Although these phenomena occur among a small group of people, the impact is very bad. Problems like these cannot occur in the school!”  Xi asked that the Party School abide by the Party’s political discipline and rules, and said it should be in line with the CCP Central Committee. “If the Party School cannot be in line with the CCP Central Committee, how can it guide students to be in line with the CCP Central Committee?" 
Source: Qiushi, April 30, 2016