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The System of Core Socialist Values

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Updated:2019-04-17 |

The System of Core Socialist Values

A plan to promote the core values of socialism was introduced by the 16th CPC Central Committee at its sixth plenary session in October 2006. Core values of socialism encompass the guiding principles of Marxism, the ideals of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the national spirit of patriotism, a commitment to reform and innovation, and a socialist honor code.

To promote core socialist values in the new era, the Chinese people need to uphold Marxism, firm up and further build the ideal of communism and a shared ideal of socialism with Chinese characteristics, and nurture and practice core socialist values, while making greater efforts to ensure that they maintain the initiative and have their say in the realm of ideology. They need to promote creative evolution and development of fine traditional Chinese culture, see their revolutionary culture remains alive and strong, and develop an advanced socialist culture. They need to cherish their cultural roots, draw on other cultures, and be forward-thinking. They should do more to foster a Chinese spirit, Chinese values, and Chinese strength as a source of cultural and moral guidance.