This decision is in line with the directive of the National Textbook Committee that the textbooks reflect the will of the CCP and the nation.
File image of Chinese President Xi Jinping. PA
Beijing: China will introduce President Xi Jinping’s political ideology into its national curriculum for schools and colleges, in the latest effort to consolidate the ruling Communist Party‘s grip on power for the future.
âXi Jinping’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Eraâ will be incorporated into Chinese textbooks for students of all grades, the country’s education ministry said.
The directive, issued by the National Textbook Committee, said that textbooks reflect the will of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the nation and have a direct impact on the direction and quality of the cultivation of talents, managed by the state. China daily reported Wednesday.
The ideology will be integrated into the curriculum covering basic, vocational and various subjects of higher education, said Han Zhen, a member of the National Textbook Committee.
According to the new curriculum, primary schools will focus on cultivating love for the country, the CCP and socialism.
In colleges, the emphasis will be on a combination of perceptual experience and the study of knowledge, to help students form basic political judgments and opinions.
In colleges, the emphasis will be more on the establishment of a theoretical reflection, managed by the State World time reported.
Seen as the most powerful leader after CCP founder Mao Zedong, Xi is largely expected to remain in power for an unprecedented third term starting at the end of next year.
Xi, 68, who heads the CCP, the military and the presidency will complete his second five-year term as party leader next year.
But unlike his predecessors, he is expected to overturn the two-term mandatory retirement rule following the constitutional amendment that removed the president’s term limit.
As a result, Xi, who has been declared a “leader” by the party – a title that has placed him on a higher pedestal in the CCP leadership structure – has the prospect of remaining in power for life.
Since taking the reins of the CCP in late 2012, Xi had consolidated his grip on power with the high-intensity anti-corruption campaign in which more than a million officials, including several high-ranking officials, were punished. .
He also launched several political initiatives, including realizing the Chinese dream broadly defined as reclaiming the lost greatness of the nation, making China a moderately prosperous society, eradicating absolute poverty, consolidating power. of the CCP on the army and the integration of Hong Kong. and Taiwan with the mainland, etc.
As he prepared for his third term, he recently launched a new initiative called China’s âcommon prosperity for all,â which is widely seen as a new policy of wealth redistribution, ending the era of billionaires in the world. country.
The new policy shift came as the government implemented unprecedented crackdowns against Alibaba and other large companies across various industries to tackle worsening income inequalities, rising levels of debt and the slowdown in consumption.