Pres­i­dent pro­motes rule of law Na­tion needs more top le­gal tal­ent, he says

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE - ByBy XUXUWEIWEI in Bei­jing xuwei@xuwei@chi­nadaily.chi­nadaily.com.com.cn cn

Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping called for more ef­forts to pro­mote the rule of law and the devel­op­ment of high-qual­ity le­gal tal­ent dur­ing a visit to the China Univer­sity of Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence and Law on Wed­nes­day.

Xi, whois also gen­eral sec­re­tary of the Com­mu­nistParty of China Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, made the re­mark ahead of Youth Day, which falls on Thurs­day.

The com­pre­hen­sive ad­vance­ment of the rule of law is a long-term and sig­nif­i­cant his­toric mis­sion, and is re­lated to the Party’s gov­ern­ing and re­ju­ve­nat­ing the coun­try. It is also re­lated to the peo­ple’s hap­pi­ness and the devel­op­ment of the Party and the coun­try, he said.

He said the coun­try should look ahead to the fu­ture, lay out a good foun­da­tion and es­tab­lish a good sys­tem while ad­vanc­ing the rule of law.

He also urged author­i­ties to fo­cus on key ar­eas, em­pha­siz­ing cur­rent is­sues, to pro­mote the rule of law.

The com­pre­hen­sive ad­vance­ment of the rule of law would not be done sat­is­fac­to­rily with­out good ef­forts to cul­ti­vate le­gal tal­ent, he said.

Xi also called for uni­ver­si­ties and col­leges to step up re­search on the rule of lawand other fun­da­men­tal mat­ters that in­volve le­gal is­sues to help im­prove the na­tion’s so­cial­ist sys­tem with Chinese char­ac­ter­is­tics.

The coun­try should also fur­ther im­prove its sys­tem of le­gal the­ory, and use Chinese wis­dom and Chinese prac­tice to con­trib­ute to the world’s civ­i­liza­tion on the rule of law.

China should ac­tively learn from the achieve­ments of other coun­tries in the rule of law, but should also ab­sorb and trans­form them se­lec­tively, to avoid blind bor­row­ing and im­i­ta­tions.

The com­pre­hen­sive ad­vance­ment of the rule of law would not be done sat­is­fac­to­rily with­out good ef­forts to cul­ti­vate le­gal tal­ent, Xi said.

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