Conclusion at the Nationwide Propaganda Work Conference

23 May 1951

Liu Shaoqi

Comrades!

Our conference has already gone on for very long, there have been many meetings that I haven’t attended, and I have only looked at some of your minutes and the questions put forward by a number of comrades, I have seen that many questions that have been discussed have been already resolved, and I’d just like to say a few words on some important issues mentioned in them.

I, Appraising our Party’s past propaganda work, its successes and flaws. Continue reading

State Administrative Council Instructions Concerning Xiqu Reform Work

The people’s xiqu is an important weapon with democratic spirit and patriotic spirit to educate the broad people. Our country’s xiqu heritage is extremely rich, and has a close connection with the People, inheriting this sort of heritage and enhancing, is fully necessary. But in this sort of heritage, many parts have been used by feudal rulers as a tool to drug and poison the people; therefore, we must differentiate well good and bad, and select them, and on a new basis, transform and develop them, only then is it possible that they conform to the interest of State and people. Continue reading