Government officials to study Chinese classics
Millions of Chinese government officials and civil servants will be asked to learn ancient Chinese classics — or guoxue — as part of a patriotic course aimed at boosting their talents and morals.
To prepare for the nationwide education campaign, the Chinese Academy of Governance has published its first series of textbooks on ancient Chinese classics aimed at officials, the Legal Daily reported.
The detailed curriculums are expected to come out by September and the courses are going to be rolled out across the country in September.
The textbooks cover topics including philosophy, selfcultivation of character, governance, personnel management, rule of law, education and social morality.
The Legal Daily said that the publishing of the books suggested traditional Chinese culture would become part of the official curriculum for civil servants.
Tourists walk by a giant thermometer at the foot of the Huoyan (Flaming) Mountain in Turpan Basin, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Sunday, where the surface temperature at the scenic spot reached 68 degrees centigrade — 154 degrees Farenheit.