China’s ruling Communist Party has begun a year-long campaign to reassert the importance of Marxism and ensure members’ ideological “consistency” to root out bad behaviour, state media reported.
Since assuming office three years ago, President Xi Jinping has come down hard on deep-rooted corruption and tried to return the party to its traditional values of serving the people selflessly, following a series of graft and extravagance scandals.
Launching the new campaign, Xi said all levels of the party should be instilled with good values, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Wednesday. The report was widely carried in major state newspapers on Thursday.
“Arranging the new study campaign is a step toward expanding intra-Party education from ‘a key few’ to the party members more broadly,” Xi said. Read More