China promotes core socialist values [Xinhua]

BEIJING, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) — The Communist Party of China (CPC) on Monday issued guidelines bolstering core socialist values and pooling positive energy to realize the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.

Core socialist values should be included in the overall national education plan and “cover all schools and those receiving education”, said the guidelines on cultivating and practicing core socialist values, issued by the General Office of the CPC Central Committee.

According to the guidelines, core socialist values include national goals of prosperity, democracy, civility, and harmony; social goals of freedom, equality, justice and the rule of law; and individual values of patriotism, dedication, integrity, and friendship.

“Core socialist values should be incorporated into the curriculum and classrooms and made a way of thinking for students,” the document said.

“The media must steadfastly uphold correct guidance of public opinion,” the guidelines said.

“Management of the media should be strengthened and the media should not provide channels for the spread of the wrong points of view,” said the guidelines.

News, publishing institutions and their personnel were encouraged to strengthen self-discipline and enhance their sense of responsibility and their ability to promote core socialist values.

To cope with the fast development of the Internet, “efforts should be made to manifest core socialist values in Internet publicity, culture and service, so as to use a positive voice and advanced culture to capture the online front,” the guidelines said.

The CPC authorities also ordered strengthened management of the Internet in accordance with the law and a fight against obscenity, online rumors and criminality to make the Internet environment clean.

Article link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-12/23/c_132990275.htm

Also see “China Focus: China promotes core socialist values” [Xinhua], a longer version of the above article — http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-12/24/c_132990379.htm

And “Graphic: China’s core socialist values” [People’s Daily] — http://english.people.com.cn/90785/8494839.html

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