Ye Zicheng and Long Quanli, two scholars at Beijing University, wrote an article that was published in the International Herald Leader recommending that China’s fine traditions should be used to develop socialism with Chinese characteristics.
The two scholars believed that, in addition to political, economic, and social reform, China must re-establish its national ideology and re-build its core values. “The revitalization of a nation involves developing its spirit. The rise of a country involves its ideologies. The current task for China is to, using the Chinese national fine culture, enrich and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics and make it more powerful, influential, solidifying and inspiring.”
Source: International Herald Leader, October 8, 2013