STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

President Xi Jinping's political ideology to become part of curriculum in China

As per the new curriculum, the primary schools will focus on cultivating the love for the country, the CPC and socialism.

Published: 25th August 2021 03:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th August 2021 03:19 PM   |  A+A-

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping (Photo | AP)

By PTI

BEIJING: China will introduce President Xi Jinping's political ideology in its national curriculum for schools and colleges, in the latest effort to consolidate the ruling Communist Party's grip on power for the future.

"Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era" will be incorporated into China's textbooks for students at all levels, the country's Ministry of Education announced on Tuesday.

The guideline, issued by the National Textbook Committee, said textbooks reflect the will of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the nation and directly impact the direction and quality of talent cultivation, state-run China Daily reported on Wednesday.

The ideology will be integrated into the curriculum covering basic, vocational and various subjects of higher education, Han Zhen, a member of the National Textbook Committee said.

As per the new curriculum, the primary schools will focus on cultivating the love for the country, the CPC and socialism.

In middle schools, the focus will be on a combination of perceptual experience and knowledge study, to help students form basic political judgments and opinions.

ALSO READ: China debt-traps nations with confidentiality clauses, says Report

In colleges, there will be more emphasis on the establishment of theoretical thinking, state-run Global Times reported.

Billed as the most powerful leader after the CPC's founder Mao Zedong, Xi is widely expected to continue in power for an unprecedented third term beginning late next year.

Xi, 68, who heads the CPC, the military and Presidency will be completing his second five-year term as head of the party next year.

But unlike his predecessors, he is expected to buck the mandatory retirement rule of two terms following the amendment to the Constitution which removed the term limit for the President.

As a result, Xi, who was pronounced as "core leader" by the party -- a title that put him on a higher pedestal in the CPC's leadership structure -- has the prospect of continuing in power for life.

Since he took over the reins of the CPC in late 2012, Xi had consolidated his grip on power with the high-intensity anti-corruption campaign in which over a million officials including several top military personnel were punished.

He has also launched several political initiatives including the realisation of the Chinese dream broadly defined as reclaiming the lost greatness of the nation, making China a moderately prosperous society, elimination of absolute poverty, consolidation of the CPC's power over the military and integration of Hong Kong and Taiwan with the mainland, etc.

As he set for his third term, he recently launched a new initiative called "common prosperity for all" Chinese, which is widely reported to be a new policy of redistribution of wealth, ending the era of billionaires in the country.

The new policy shift came as the government has mounted unprecedented crackdowns on Alibaba and other top corporate firms from various sectors to tackle widening income inequality, rising debt levels and slowing consumption.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

edexworks
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp