President ‘Xi Jinping thought’ thought added into curriculum in Chinese schools

According to a guiding document, issued by the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) on Tuesday, China will incorporate Xi Jinping thought on socialism into its national curriculum which will help to establish Marxist beliefs among the youth of the country.“Xi Jinping thought” will help “teenagers establish Marxist beliefs”, said the Ministry of Education (MOE) in new guidelines.

Han Zhen, a member of the National Textbook Committee, introduces a guideline to incorporate Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into the curriculum at a Tuesday press conference. Photo: MOE. [Global Times]

The Ministry of Education said Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “thought on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era” would be taught from primary school level all the way to university.

According to the guidelines this move will help to strengthen “resolve to listen to and follow the Party” and new teaching materials must “cultivate patriotic feelings”.

“Xi Jinping Thought” has 14 main principles which emphasise Communist ideals and also:

  • Call for “complete and deep reform” and “new developing ideas”
  • Promise “harmonious living between man and nature”
  • Emphasise “absolute authority of the party over the people’s army”
  • Emphasise the importance of “‘one country two systems’ and reunification with the motherland”.

Tian Huisheng, a ministry official, said that the guidelines require continuous education of these major thematic contents among all students.

The ministry is working on the inclusion of other major thematic contents, such as Party leadership, national defence education, education on life safety and health, among others, Tian added.

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