Xi: Pass sound values to children
Through the story, Xi told parents to pass down sound moral values to their children from an early age, help them cultivate sound minds and ensure their healthy growth so that they will be useful to the country when they grow up.
“Parents should instruct their children through word and deed, giving them both knowledge and virtue and practicing what they teach. They should help their children button the first button in their lifetime and take the first step on the ladder of life,” Xi said.
Only by realizing the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation can the dreams of families come true, Xi added, calling on the people to integrate their love for the family with their love for the nation.
He Yaomin, vice-president of Renmin University of China, said that Xi has highlighted the significance of family values in cultivating socialism’s core values.
To implement Xi’s important instructions on family values, Renmin University of China has established the country’s first museum of family letters, he said, adding that the museum has played an important role in promoting positive family values.
Tian Xueli, deputy Party secretary of Liaoning Daily, said that as a Party-run newspaper, it has shouldered its responsibility in promoting traditional Chinese culture, including family values.
“General Secretary Xi Jinping has stressed that no matter how the times change, we should always respect family values,” he said.
In January, Liaoning Daily published a set of six books that include nearly 200 letters from family members, such as from a son to a father or a husband to a wife, and more than 100 family stories.
Through these letters, the books show the significance of family values in the process of practicing socialism’s core values and the passing on of traditional culture from generation to generation.
In his speech at the Sixth Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection in October, Xi said some leading officials have been found encouraging their family members to accept bribes and the children of many officials have made illegal gains by