Xinhua News Agency, Shenzhen, June 7th The first summit forum on building a cultural powerhouse opened in Shenzhen on the afternoon of the 7th. Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, sent a congratulatory letter, expressing warm congratulations on behalf of the Party Central Committee.
Xi Jinping pointed out in the congratulatory letter that our party is committed to creating new glories of socialist culture. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, we have placed cultural construction in a prominent position in governing the country, continuously deepened our understanding of the laws of cultural construction, promoted cultural inheritance and development, and made solid steps in building a socialist cultural power.
Xi Jinping emphasized that we must fully implement the thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era and the spirit of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, better shoulder the new cultural mission, strengthen cultural self-confidence, uphold openness and tolerance, adhere to integrity and innovation, and stimulate the cultural innovation and creativity of the whole nation , continue to promote cultural prosperity, build a culturally powerful country, and build a modern civilization of the Chinese nation at a new historical starting point, continue to promote exchanges and mutual learning among human civilizations, and inject strong spiritual power into the building of a strong country and national rejuvenation.
At the main forum, Li Shulei, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the Central Propaganda Department, read Xi Jinping’s congratulatory letter and delivered a keynote speech. He said that General Secretary Xi Jinping’s congratulatory letter embodies firm cultural self-confidence and a high degree of cultural awareness, and points out the direction for undertaking new cultural missions and building a modern civilization of the Chinese nation. It is necessary to conscientiously study and implement the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech at the Symposium on Cultural Inheritance and Development and the spirit of the important instructions in this congratulatory letter, shoulder the mission, work hard, raise the ideological banner, strengthen spiritual strength, deeply root in cultural roots, and promote Prosperity and development, promote exchanges and mutual learning.
Huang Kunming, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee, attended and delivered a speech. Tie Ning, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress attended and delivered a speech.
The theme of the first summit forum on the construction of a cultural power is “promoting cultural self-confidence and self-improvement, promoting exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations”, hosted by the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. The central propaganda and cultural units, the propaganda departments of the party committees of various provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities, relevant comrades in charge of some cultural enterprises and institutions, and experts and scholars from relevant think tanks participated in the forum.
[Responsible editor: Qiu Lifang]