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Non-Communist parties urged to contribute to China’s cultural development [Xinhua]

Chinese public diplomacy: reshaped to ‘more inclusive’ and wider trans-political participation as China adopts cultural development guidelines to boost soft power and maintain cultural security?

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Non-Communist parties urged to contribute to China’s cultural development
Editor: Wang Guanqun
Source – Xinhua, published October 19, 2011

BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) — Hu Jintao, chief of the Communist Party of China (CPC), has expressed hope that non-Communist parties and people of influence contribute more to the country’s cultural development and soft power building.

Hu, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks at a recent seminar to solicit non-Communist parties’ opinions on the CPC Central Committee’s decision on deepening cultural system reform and promoting cultural development.

Hu said he hopes that workers in cultural field from non-Communist parties can be mobilized to contribute their wisdom and strength to building China into a strong nation in terms of the influence of its culture, according to an official statement issued Wednesday at the seminar.

“The new and greater achievements of socialist China and the Chinese nation require joint efforts from the CPC, the non-Communist parties and people of various ethnic groups,” Hu said.

Non-Communist parties and people of influence are urged to follow the development trend of socialist advanced culture and to inspire their members to deepen their research on cultural reform and development and offer more suggestions in this regard.

According to the statement, leaders of non-Communist parties, the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and people of influence without party affiliation, at the seminar expressed their support with the CPC’s decision on boosting cultural reform and development.

Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun and Xi Jinping, members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, were present at the seminar.


Publicity officials urged to follow “cultural guidelines” following CPC meeting

BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) — Senior leader Li Changchun has urged the country’s officials in the publicity, ideology and cultural fields to carefully study and promote the Party’s recent decisions on boosting China’s soft power and maintaining “cultural security.” Full story

China adopts cultural development guideline to boost soft power

BEIJING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) — Leaders of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Tuesday adopted a guideline that is aimed at boosting China’s soft power and maintain “cultural security” following the ongoing economic boom.

The 17th Central Committee of the CPC closed its sixth plenary session and approved a decision on deepening the reform of China’s cultural system and promoting the development of the cultural industry. Full story


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