The Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has always valued the training of officials with broad world views, the school's Vice President Chen Baosheng said on Tuesday.
Chen said during a press conference that a more open country needs Party officials with global vision.
According to Chen, the Party School's training courses are designed to cover a wide variety of subjects, including international economics, politics and culture.
In recent years, the Party School has become increasingly open to the outside world and established academic relations with governmental bodies, research institutes and universities from nearly 30 countries.
Over 500 visitors, including foreign political leaders and famous scholars, came to visit the school last year.
"The visitors' speeches and face-to-face exchanges can play an important role in widening the world vision of CPC officials," Chen said.
The Party School also encourages CPC officials to use new media, such as microblogs and other forms of social networking, in their daily work.
"The Internet can help Party officials to gather public opinions and make better policy decisions," Chen said.
The other priority of the Party School is to deter corruption, according to Chen.
Chen ascribed the corruption of some officials to a "deterioration of belief."
"Our training program focuses on the study of socialism with Chinese characteristics. We aim to strengthen CPC officials' ideals and beliefs," he said.
"We are also trying to warn CPC officials of the danger of corruption by using examples from real cases. This helps to build a strong ideological line of defense against corruption," he said.
The Party School is an institute of higher learning charged with the task of training senior- and mid-ranking officials of the Party.