Central Committee General Office Opinions Concerning Deepening the Launch of Learning from Lei Feng Activities
In order to implement the spirit of the 6th Plenum of the 17th Party Congress, deeply launch learning from Lei Feng activities, promote the normalization of learning from Lei Feng activities, forcefully carry the Lei Feng spirit forward, stimulate the construction of the Socialist value system, incessantly raise citizens’ moral quality and social civilization levels, with the approval of the Centre, hereby, the following opinions are put forward.
I, The importance of deeply launching learning from Lei Feng activities
Lei Feng is a model for practicing Socialist and Communist ideology and morals, in a brief life, he has composed a human life poem of unparalleled magnificence, and established a monument for ideology and morality that causes respect and admiration, and is a brilliant example for the people of the entire country to learn from. The Lei Feng spirit is an important content of the spirit of the Chinese nation, and has nurtured and encouraged one generation after the other to grow up. In recent decades, under the warm care and forceful leadership of the Centre’s leading comrades Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao, learning from Lei Feng activities have been launched vigorously in all locations of the entire country, the Lei Feng spirit has been carried forward by the broad cadres and masses, a large batch of advanced collectives and model personalities of the Lei Feng mould has emerged, engendering a broad, profound and far-reaching social influence. The Lei Feng spirit has reflected the traditional virtues of the Chinese nation, conformed to the epochal trends of Socialist progress, manifested the inherent advanced qualities of our Party, its content is extremely rich, its implications are extremely deep, it is a banner that will never fade, but will shine forever. At present, we must forcefully carry forward the noble ideals and firm conviction of Lei Feng in loving the Party, loving the motherland and loving Socialism, carry forward Lei Feng’s exemplary spirit of serving the people and finding pleasure in helping others, carry forward Lei Feng’s work-respecting spirit of doing something and loving it, being specialized in something and excellent in something, carry forward Lei Feng’s innovative spirit of progressing tenaciously, constantly strive to improve, and carry forward Lei Feng’s enterprising spirit of working hard despite all difficulties, being diligent and thrifty. Deeply launching learning from Lei Feng activities under new circumstances and carrying forward the Lei Feng, has an extremely important significant in arousing people’s ideological and moral construction enthusiasm, guiding new civilization trends, rectifying moral standards, correcting deficiencies in sincerity and honesty, raising social moral levels, guiding the people to be inheritors of the traditional virtues of the Chinese nation, practitioners of Socialist moral standards and creators of fine social morality; in carrying forward the nation’s spirit and the spirit of the times, stimulating the construction of the Socialist core value system, shaping spiritual forces for the entire nation to exert itself and advance; in concentrating the determination and strength of cadres and masses, completely constructing a relatively well-off society and realizing the grand rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
II, The general requirements of launching learning from Lei Feng activities.
Earnestly implementing the spirit of the 6th Plenum of the 17th Party Congress, with Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important “Three Represents” thought as guidance, deeply implementing the scientific development view, fixing eyes upon construction the Socialist core value system, fixing eyes upon moving forward the construction of social ethics, professional ethics, household virtue and individual character, fixing eyes upon raising citizens’ ideological and moral qualities and social civilization levels, with inheriting and carrying forward the Lei Feng spirit in the lead, with youth as focus point, with social volunteer service as carrier, sticking close to reality, sticking close to life and sticking close to the masses, innovating content, innovating forms and innovating methods, broadly conducting propaganda and education concerning Lei Feng’s achievements, Lei Feng’s spirit and Lei Feng’s model character, broadly launching practical learning from Lei Feng activities and social volunteer service activities, broadly disseminating basic moral norms of patriotism, respecting work, being honest and sincere, being friendly and goof, promoting the normalization and mechanization of learning from Lei Feng activities, shaping a lively picture of practicing the Lei Feng, and striving to be advanced models, shaping a desirable atmosphere of me helping everyone and everyone helping me.
III, The normalization programme of learning from Lei Feng activities
1. Every year on 5 March, revolving around the dedications of Comrade Mao Zedong and other older generation revolutionaries to learn from Comrade Lei Feng, concentratedly organizing and launching learning from Lei Feng activities in the entire society.
2. Every year in March, organizing Chinese citizens’ morality fora, researching citizens’ morality construction circumstances and tasks, displaying the progress and achievements of citizens’ morality construction, incessantly moving the development of citizens’ morality construction forward. Annually, summarizing and popularizing the advanced experience of a batch of learning from Lei Feng activities. Every two years, organizing and launching a nationwide moral model selection and award activity. Organizing moral model representatives to hold to lecture tours at the grass roots. Launching activities to interview models of help and morality.
3. Giving rein to the backbone function of youth in learning from Lei Feng. All levels and all schools must make carrying forward the Lei Feng spirit into an important content of school culture construction, broadly launch learning from Lei Feng-themed class days, themed team days, themed League days and other activities, broadly launch learning from Lei Feng-themed lectures, report discussions, reading and soliciting articles, poem recitation, exhibitions and displays, cultural performance, online interaction and other activities, and broadly launch all sorts of learning from Lei Feng-themed practice activities.
4. Broadly launching social volunteer service, promoting the establishment of social volunteer service systems with broad participation, diverse forms, regular activities and complete mechanisms. Sticking close to the people’s life and production needs, launching social volunteer services to help the old and the disabled, help those in difficulties and trouble, aid in emergencies and be convenient to the people, launching social volunteer services proposing civilized decorum, safeguarding order and protecting the environment. Facing special masses such as the left-behind elderly, left-behind children, peasant workers, the disabled, etc., and launching volunteer support activity. Facing remote regions and ethnic regions, launching social volunteer service in education, science and technology, culture, hygiene and other aspects.
5. Focusing on strengthening the Lei Feng Memorial Hall Fushun City, Liaoning, the Lei Feng Memorial Hall in Changsha City, Hunan and the Lei Feng Memorial Hall of the Shenyang Military Region, enriching display content, comprehensively utilizing science and technology, artistry and many other method to make display forms more rich in the taste of the times, and even better give rein to the educational function and radiant influence of memorial halls. Relying on the Lei Feng Memorial Hall Fushun City, Liaoning, the Lei Feng Memorial Hall in Changsha City, Hunan and the Lei Feng Memorial Hall of the Shenyang Military Region to construct Lei Feng spirit websites, launch Lei Feng spirit online exhibition halls, and forge network platforms disseminating the Lei Feng spirit. Every year in March, Liaoning, Hunan and other regions organize and launch remembrance activities of presenting flower baskets, having discussion and deliberations, and many other sorts of forms, and organize Lei Feng Memorial Hall basic mobile exhibition exhibitions.
6. Establishing academic-type Lei Feng spirit research social organizations. Integrating the requirements of the times and the concerns of the masses to launch research of the Lei Feng spirit, incessantly making explanations of the times, and endowing it with the content of the times. Listing a batch of focus themes, bringing them into social research plans, promoting forceful research achievements. Strengthening communication and networking of all sorts of learning from Lei Feng groups, summarizing and exchanging mass-type learning from Lei Feng activities’ experiences and methods.
7. Enterprises must integrate their own reform, development, production and operation, and broadly launch “learning from Lei Feng on the job and strive to be a good worker” activities, transform the Lei Feng spirit into an enterprise spirit and enterprise culture. Markets, county fairs, hotels, hospitals, banks, post offices, telecommunications, electrics and other window work units, parks, squares, stations, airports, ports, docks, tourism areas and other public venues must broadly launch “learn from Lei Feng, establish a new wind” activities, making them become windows to disseminate the Lei Feng spirit. Communities must adapt to the requirements of residents, and broadly launch “learn from Lei Feng, offer compassion” service activities, to stimulate care for their neighbours and construct harmonious communities.
8. Strengthening news and propaganda concerning Lei Feng activities. Forcefully propagating the important meaning of learning from Lei Feng activities, propagating Lei Feng’s achievements, the Lei Feng spirit and exemplary persons in the Lei Feng mould, propagating all progress and achievements of learning from Lei Feng activities in all walks of society, propagating all regions’ and all localities’ advanced experiences of learning from Lei Feng activities. Organizing a series of learning from Lei Feng online activities, launching learning from Lei Feng activity columns and microblogs on People Net, Xinhuanet, China network Television, China Civilization Net and other central focus news website as well as commercial website, utilizing websites to organize online Lei Feng discussion, and conducting mutual exchange with netizens. Producing mobile short films reflecting the Lei Feng spirit, editing and writing mobile text messages carrying the Lei Feng spirit forward.
9. Utilizing culture and art forms to disseminate the Lei Feng spirit. Organizing the creation of a batch of songs, film and television dramas and literature works carrying the Lei Feng spirit forward. Donating excellent books, films and television dramas with stories concerning Lei Feng and the Lei Feng spirit to grass-roots work units, making the Lei Feng spirit enter schools, enter enterprises, enter communities and enter villages.
IV, Grasping the organization and implementation of learning from Lei Feng activities
1. Strengthening organizational leadership. Fully understanding the important meaning of launching learning from Lei Feng activities under new circumstances, putting learning from Lei Feng activities on the important matters agenda, thoroughly arranging deployment, meticulously organizing implementation. Establishing work mechanisms with the uniform leadership of the spiritual civilization construction leading committee, where Party Committee Propaganda Departments take the lead, relevant departments all carry out their responsibilities, social organizations vigorously cooperate, and with broad participation from all sides, strengthening comprehensive planning, strengthening work guidance, and strengthening supervision and inspection, achieving that measures attain the desired goal, responsibilities attain the desired goals and guarantees attain the desired goals, guaranteeing that learning from Lei Feng activities are forcefully and effectively launched. All sectors and mass organizations, all Lei Feng Memorial Halls and Lei Feng groups must integrate their own reality, give rein to their superiority, vigorously and actively launch learning from Lei Feng activities. All levels’ administrative education departments and Communist Youth League organizations must realistically take on important duties of organizing learning from Lei Feng activities among minors and carrying forward the Lei Feng spirit.
2. Building desirable atmospheres. Press media must give high regard to propagating and reporting learning from Lei Feng activities, formulating learning from Lei Feng activity new propaganda plans, and shaping normalized learning from Lei Feng activity propaganda and reporting mechanisms. Newspapers, news agencies, radio, television, the Internet and other media must produce important pages and time slots, channels and frequencies, and broaden the coverage and influence of learning from Lei Feng activities through news reports, speeches and discussions, expert commentary mass discussion and many other sorts of ways. Striving to organize ideology and morality construction columns, programmes, channels and frequencies, expanding the positive propaganda strength of ideology and moral construction, creating a public opinion environment of restraining the evil and carrying forward the good. Organizing all sorts of public lecture, character interviews, public opinion advertising and other activities concerning famous cultural persons with the double fragrance of moral standard and virtuous skills, giving rein to the mobilizing and guiding function of famous cultural persons with the double fragrance of moral examples and virtuous skills to society. Focusing on utilizing culture and art forms that the masses love to see and hear to artistically express the glorious image of Lei Feng, vividly expounding the true essence of the Lei Feng spirit, and letting the Lei Feng spirit enter people’s hearts.
3. Focusing on mass participation. Persisting in facing the grass roots, facing the masses and facing youth, utilizing more methods that the masses love to see and hear, building more platforms that make it convenient for the masses to participate, and opening more channels that the masses love to accept, guiding the broad masses to participate in learning from Lei Feng activities. Fully mustering the vigour and initiative of the masses, integrating united organization of activities with activities developed by the masses themselves, integrating concentrated activities with daily work, making learning from Lei Feng activities and volunteer service activities be launched in the countryside, communities, enterprises, schools, barracks and non-publicly owned economic organizations, new society organizations and other grass roots work units, and making them be launched in parks squares, shopping malls, county fairs, hotels, hospitals, stations, airports, ports, docks and other public venues, letting learning from Lei Feng activities become a lively progress for masses to be moved to comprehend a high spirit and to raise their pursuit of values.
4. Strengthening real effects. All localities and all departments must integrate their own characteristics, sector characteristics and collective characteristics, and put forward concrete requirements and work measures for learning from Lei Feng activities. Focusing on prominent matters, distinguishing targets, strengthening categorized guidance, strengthening learning from Lei Feng activity characteristics, strengthening the focus and effect of work. Integrating learning from Lei Feng activities with moral model selection and rewards, advanced model earning and propaganda, integrating them with study-type Party organization construction and giving rein to the vanguard function of Party members, integrating it with spiritual civilization construction, social volunteer service, preaching civilization and establishing a new wind and other activities, realizing the integration of learning from Lei Feng activities with other work, and moving them forward in a coordinated manner. Preventing formalism in learning from Lei Feng activities.
5. Incessantly improving and innovating, persisting in moving learning from Lei Feng activities forward with an innovative spirit, making learning from Lei Feng activities be organized often and renewed often, incessantly shining out vitality and life. On the basis of summarizing and inheriting the good methods and good experiences of organizing learning from Lei Feng activities for a long time, adapting to the developments and changes of the times, vigorously expanding activity content, incessantly endowing learning from Lei Feng activities with new epochal content, vigorously innovating activity carriers, incessantly endowing learning from Lei Feng activities with new forms; vigorously forging characteristic activities, incessantly endowing learning from Lei Feng activities with new attractiveness. Fully giving rein to the superiority of the Internet, mobile telephones and other burgeoning media, fully utilizing new dissemination methods and new cultural forms, propagating the achievements of Lei Feng, carrying the Lei Feng spirit forward, making learning from Lei Feng activities deeply enter thousands of households and thousands of homes, engendering broad and lasting influence.