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Shouldering new cultural mission in new era

By Shen Zhuanghai | | Updated: 2017-11-08 12:08
Second, shouldering the new cultural mission means we should unswervingly push forward the socialist culture with Chinese characteristics toward prosperity; always serve the people and socialism; uphold the policy of letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought flourish, and adhere to creative transformation and innovative development in order to continue to create new glories of the Chinese culture.

Third, shouldering the new cultural mission requires us to cherish more our nation's excellent cultural traditions and carry them on through creative transformation and innovative development. Due consideration should be given tothe country's actual conditions when carrying out such endeavors.

Fourth, shouldering the new cultural mission requires the fostering of self-confidence about the Chinese culture. To deal with the impact of western cultures, China should enhance confidence in its own modern culture and strive for new achievements in cultural development while saluting its long cultural traditions.

Last but not least, shouldering the new cultural mission requires boosting the whole nation's cultural capability, which usuallyrepresents a nation's cultural development levels and serves as the basis for its future cultural development as well as for the nurtureof cultural confidence. A nation with poor cultural capability cannot value cultural diversity from a strategic perspective, and a nation paying little attention to enriching its culture can neither sustainany cultural glory for long nor become a promising cultural force in the new era. The fundamental factor behind all changes in the world cultural order lies in the change of cultural capability of various nations.

The main task in building cultural capability is improving the capability in cultural innovation and creation. China should deepen all-round reform of its educational systems, improve cultural services for the public, and set sights on cultivating talent for the rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. It should give top priority to people's development and improvement of population quality in the process of cultural development, constantly liberate cultural productive forces, and work to create a better policy and social environment to allow the free flow of innovative and creative dynamics in the new era.

Shen Zhuanghai, deputy chief of the Party committee at Wuhan University

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