Xi’s ideology to be taught
– Xi Jinping’s thoughts will now be taught, researched and promoted in universities across China, ensuring the leader’s eponymous philosophy is implanted into students’ hearts and minds.
At least 20 universities have established research institutes for Xi’s ideology, which was enshrined in the Communist Party’s constitution during its 19th national congress this month.
The distinction places Xi on a par with Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. It means that his dogma – “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” – will become a mantra for a new generation.
According to reports, the research institutes will not “hide in the ivory tower” but advocate the incorporation of Xi thought in all aspects of daily life.
“We will gather experts and professors to disseminate and preach Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era in businesses, neighbourhoods and villages,” said Jiang Hongxin, head of Hunan Normal University’s newly-founded Xi Thought research centre.
Jiang’s attitude mirrors that of many institute directors who, in interviews with media over the weekend, espoused a deep devotion to spreading Xi-isms. – AFP