The Socialist core value view is the core of the Socialist core value system, it reflects the fundamental nature and fundamental characteristics of the Socialist core value system, reflects the rich content and practical requirements of the Socialist core value system, and is a highly condensed and concentrated expression of the Socialist core value system. In order to implement the spirit of the 18th Party Congress and the 3rd Plenum of the 18th Party Congress, vigorously foster and practice the Socialist core value view, the following opinions are hereby put forward.
I, The importance of and guiding ideology for fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view
(1) Fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view is a strategic task to move the magnificent undertaking of Socialism with Chinese characteristics forward, and to realize the Chinese Dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. The 18th Party Congress put forward to champion wealth, strength, democracy, civilization and harmony, champion liberty, equality, fairness and the rule of law, and champion patriotism, a respect for work, honesty and amity, and vigorously fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view. This is conform to the development requirements of Socialism with Chinese characteristics, is connected excellent traditional Chinese culture and the outstanding achievements of human civilization, and is am important judgment for our Party to concentrate a value consensus in the entire Party and the entire society. Wealth, strength, democracy, civilization and harmony are national-level value objectives, liberty, equality, fairness and the rule of law are social-level value orientations, patriotism, respect for work, honesty and amity are value standards at the level of individual citizens. These 24 characters are the basic content of the Socialist core value view, and have provided a fundamental path to follow in fostering and practicing the Socialism with Chinese characteristics. In the face of the new tendency of value contests under circumstances where ideologies and cultures exchange, blend and class on a global scale, and in the face of the new characteristics of the plurality, diversity and variability of ideology under the conditions of reform, opening up and developing the Socialist market economy, vigorously fostering and practicing the Socialism with Chinese characteristics has an important real significance and a profound historical significance for consolidating the guiding position of Marxism in the ideological area, consolidating the common ideological basis for the united struggle of the entire Party and the entire people, for stimulating the comprehensive development of people, leading overall social progress, for concentrating strong positive energy for the comprehensive construction of a moderately prosperous society and realizing the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
(2) The guiding ideology for fostering and practicing the Socialism with Chinese characteristics is: holding high the magnificent banner of Socialism with Chinese characteristics, taking Deng Xiaoping Theory, the important “Three Represents” thought and the scientific development view as guidance, deeply study and implement the spirit of the 18th Party Congress series and of the important series of speeches by Comrade Xi Jinping, closely focus on this main theme of persisting in and developing Socialism with Chinese characteristics, closely focus on this objective of realizing the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, closely focus on this basic content of the “Three Champions”, pay attention to the integration of propaganda and education, demonstration and guidance, practice and cultivation, pay attention to the linkage of policy guarantees, institutional norms and legal restraints, ensure that the Socialist core value view merges into people’s production, life and spiritual world, encourage the entire body of the people to struggle unwaveringly for new victories of Socialism with Chinese characteristics.
(3) To foster and practice the Socialism with Chinese characteristics, we must persist in the following principles: persist in putting people central, respect the dominant position of the masses, pay attention to people’s interest pursuits and value wishes, stimulate the comprehensive development of people; persist in putting ideals and convictions at the core, grasping this master switch of worldviews, views of life and value views, establish a common ideal of Socialism with Chinese characteristics in the entire society, strive to cast peoples’ spiritual pillars; persist in linking to reality, differentiate levels and targets, strengthen categorized guidance, search for points of resonance with people’s thoughts, junctures with the masses’ interests, ensure closeness, targetedness and a connection to local climates; persist in improvement and innovation, be good at using methods that the masses like to see and hear, build platforms that are convenient for the masses to participate, set up channels in which the masses are happy to participate, vigorously move forward with conceptual innovation, method innovation and grass roots work innovation, strengthen the attractiveness and infectiousness of work.
II, Merge fostering and practicing the Socialism with Chinese characteristics into the overall process of citizens’ education
(4) Fostering and practicing the Socialism with Chinese characteristics requires grasping matters from small things, and grasping matters from schools. Persist in putting the education of people central and putting moral education first, focus on the fundamental task of establishing virtue among people, bring the Socialism with Chinese characteristics into the overall plan for citizens’ education, let it penetrate into all areas of elementary education, higher education, professional and technological education and adult education, implement it in every segment of education, learning, management and service, let its coverage include all schools and all those receiving education, shape education platforms that merge classroom teaching, social practice and schoolyard culture into one, incessantly perfect education about China’s excellent traditional culture, shape effective forms and long-term mechanisms for activities about the love of learning, the love of labour and the love of the motherland, strive to foster builders and inheritors of socialism who are comprehensively developed in terms of virtue, wisdom, physique and beauty. Adapt to the physical and mental characteristics of the youth and the laws of growing up, deepen the ideological and moral construction of minors and students’ ideological and moral education, build moral education class systems and textbook systems with effective linkages across primary, secondary and tertiary schools, innovate moral education classes in primary and secondary schools and ideological and political theory class teaching in tertiary schools, promote the entry of the Socialist core value view into textbooks, into classrooms and into students’ minds. Perfect education networks that integrate schools, households and society, guide the broad households and all walks of society to actively cooperate in schooling and education, consolidate the achievements of schooling and education with good household atmosphere and social moods, shape strong joint forces in which households, society and schools go hand in hand to educate people.
(5) Expand effective channels for fostering and practicing the Socialism with Chinese characteristics among youth. Focus on giving rein to the cultivating role of social practice, perfect practice education and teaching systems, start practice classes and activity classes, strengthen the construction of practice education bases, create extra-curricular practice education bases for university students, practical training bases for high positions and social practice activity bases for the youth, organize youth participation in productive labour and charitable welfare activities within their abilities, research, development, innovation and creation activities on virtue and wisdom, and voluntary service and work-study activities in diverse forms. Stress giving rein to the influential role of schoolyard culture, strengthen the construction of school newspapers and periodicals, radio and television, and networks, perfect schoolyard cultural activity facilities, give high regard to fostering a lettered environment within schoolyards and dealing with the surrounding environment, construct a schoolyard culture that reflects the characteristics of Socialism, the characteristics of the times and the characteristics of schools.
(6) Construct high-quality teaching teams with noble teaching virtues, who are exquisite in their profession. Implement the teaching virtue and teaching work style construction project, persist in putting teaching virtue in the highest place, perfect professional teaching ethical norms, complete teaching appointment qualification access systems, make displaying teaching virtue into the primary content of teacher assessment, appointment and evaluation, shape long-term mechanisms for the construction of teaching virtue and teaching work style. Stress grasping team construction among Party and government cadres, and Communist Youth League cadres in schools, teachers of ideology and morality courses, ideological and political theory courses and philosophy and social science courses, advisors and head teachers. Guide the broad teachers to consciously strengthen a sense of honour and a sense of responsibility in imparting knowledge and educating people, to be masters in learning and models in their actions, and become guides and pathfinders for students’ healthy upbringing.
III, Implement fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view in the practice of economic development and social governance
(7) In the establishment of economic development objectives and development plans, the rolling out of economic and social politics and major reform measures, and the launch of all sorts of production and management activities, it is necessary to abide by the demands of the Socialist core value view, stress social responsibility, social effect, abiding by the law in doing business, fair competition, honesty and keeping promises, shaping a good policy orientation, interest mechanisms and a social environment that benefit carrying forward the Socialist core value view. Concrete policy measures that are closely related to people’s production, lives and real interests must stress the organic unification of economic activities and value orientations, the organic unification of economic effect and social effect, and realize the benign interaction of the market economy and moral construction. Establish and perfect corresponding policy appraisal and rectification mechanisms, prevent the emergence of occurrences where concrete policy measures deviate from the Socialist core value view.
(8) Laws and regulations are important guarantees to push social mainstream values forward. We must let the Socialist core value view penetrate into the practice of ruling the country according to the law, governing according to the law and administering according to the law, implement it in every area of legislation, law enforcement, the judiciary, legal dissemination and governance according to the law, use the authority of the law to strengthen people’s consciousness in fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view. Rigorously enforce the rule of law, straiten law enforcement, adjudicate fairly, defend the dignity of the Constitution and the law, safeguard social justice and fairness. Strengthen propaganda and education about the legal system, foster a Socialist rule of law culture, carry forward the spirit of Socialist rule of law, strengthen the consciousness of the entire society to study the law, respect the law and abide by the law. Stress that the requirements of the Socialist core value view are brought into concrete legal provisions, fully give rein to the normative, guiding, guaranteeing and stimulating role of the law, shape a good rule of law environment that benefits fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view.
(9) It is necessary to make fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view into an important content of social governance, and bring it into institution building and governance work, shape scientific and effective mechanisms for the expression of appeals, mechanisms for the coordination of interests, mechanisms for the dissolution of contradiction, and guarantee mechanisms for rights and interest, enhancing social harmony to the largest extent. Innovate social governance, perfect incentive mechanisms, praise and commend benevolent deeds and virtuous acts, realize the mutual stimulation of the effects of governance and the promotion of virtue, shape positive effects in which good people are rewarded well, and benevolence will be rewarded by virtue. Perfect residents’ conventions, village rules and popular charters, students’ rules and sectoral norms, strengthen the implementation strength of rules and structures, make social mainstream values distinctly clear in daily governance, ensure that correct actions are encouraged and wrong actions are censured.
IV, Strengthen propaganda and education about the Socialist core value view
(10) Use the Socialist core value view to guide social thinking trends and concentrate a social consensus. Deeply launch propaganda and education on Socialism with Chinese characteristics and the Chinese Dream, incessantly strengthen the people’s self-confidence about the path, self-confidence about theory and self-confidence about the system, firm up the will and determination of the entire society for the deepening of reform. Bring the study and teaching of the Socialist core value view into all levels’ Party Committee (Party Organization) central group study plans, and into the content of regular propaganda in all levels’ Party Committee teacher-training groups. Deeply research the theoretical and real issues of the Socialist core value view, deeply interpret the rich content and practical requirements of the Socialist core value view, provide scholarly support to practical developments. Deeply move the Marxist theory research and construction project forward, give rein to the guiding and driving role of State social science funds, push out even more research results that have weight and value. Strengthen the dynamic analysis of social thinking trends, strengthen the positive guidance of hot and difficult social problems, broaden social identification while respecting differences, shape an ideological consensus while tolerating diversity. Straiten the management of mass organizations, lectures, forums, conferences and seminars.
(11) News media must give rein to their role as the main channel for the dissemination of mainstream social values. Persist in uniting stability and enthusiasm, put positive propaganda first, closely grasp the correct public opinion orientation, let the Socialist core value view penetrate into propaganda about daily circumstances, propaganda about achievements, special subject propaganda, propaganda of models, guidance on hot topics and public opinion supervision, carry the main melody forward, disseminate positive energy, incessantly consolidate positive, healthy and upward mainstream ideology and public opinion. Party newspapers and party periodicals, news agencies, radio and television stations must take out important page spaces and timeslots, and roll out special columns and topics, publishers must roll out special publications, use news channels, comments and reviews, interview programmes all sorts of publications and other such forms to disseminate the Socialist core value view. Metropolitan and sectoral media must strengthen their social responsibility to disseminate mainstream values, vigorously give rein to their advantages, adapt to the characteristic of audience fragmentation, connect more with events close to the masses, use more massified language, and guide the people to foster and practice the Socialist core value view through vivid and vigorous propaganda and reporting. Strengthen the management of communication media, do not provide dissemination channels for mistaken viewpoints. News and publishing work units and their employees must strengthen sectoral self-discipline, realistically strengthen their sense of responsibility and their ability to disseminate the Socialist core value view, and make the cultivation of individual morality into an important content of professional qualification assessment.
(12) Build the online dissemination battlefield for the Socialist core value view. Adapt to the situation of the rapid development of the Internet, be good at using the laws of online dissemination, reflect the Socialist core value view in online propaganda, online culture and online services, use positive voices and advanced culture to occupy the online battlefield. Expand and strengthen focus news web sites, give rein to the constructive role of main commercial websites, shape a good online public opinion environment, gather online public opinion guidance force pools. Do the distribution of major information online well, respond to netizens’ concerns, actively and effectively conduct online guidance. Promote the network dissemination of outstanding products of China’s excellent traditional culture and excellent culture, create online cultural works that are suited to dissemination on new media and are healthy in style. Strengthen online social management according to the law, strengthen management of the application of new network technology, move the construction of a legal system for networks forward, standardize the online information dissemination order, clean up obscene, sexual and vulgar information online, attack online rumours, law-breaking and crime, and ensure that the online space is cleaned up.
(13) Give rein to the important rule of spiritual culture products in educating the people. All cultural products, cultural services and cultural activities must carry forward the Socialist core value view, transmit positive life pursuits, noble ideological levels and healthy life interests. Raise the ideological level and artistic level of cultural products, use outstanding products that integrate ideology, artistry and enjoyability to carry forward the true, the good and the beautiful, and denounce the false, the bad and the ugly. Strengthen guidance over emerging cultural business models and cultural forms, let different kinds of cultural products become lively carriers to carry mainstream social values forward. Expand popularization strength of excellent cultural products, launch excellent cultural product exhibition performance, exhibition screening and exhibition broadcast activities, and reading or viewing activities of classic works. Perfect cultural product evaluation systems, persist in the correct value orientation of literature and art criticism and awards. Perfect public cultural service systems, provide equal an top-quality cultural products, launch varied and colourful cultural activities, enrich the spiritual and cultural lives of the masses.
V, Launch practice activities on cherishing the Socialist core value view
(14) Broadly launch moral practice activities. With honesty building as focus point, strengthen education on social morals, professional ethnics, household virtues and individual integrity, shape moral customs of self-cultivation and discipline, venerating virtue and pursuing the good, politeness and tolerance. Forcefully propagate advanced models, select and commend moral examples, shape a profound atmosphere of study, progress, and striving to be in the vanguard. Establish an exhibition hall of heroic models in the National Museum. Deepen citizens’ morals propaganda day activities, organize moral fora, lectures on morality, moral self-cultivation and other such activities. Strengthen the building of honesty in government affairs, commercial honesty, social honesty and judicial trust, launch special education and campaigns concerning prominent problems in the area of morality, perfect enterprises and individual credit records, complete trust rating systems that cover all of society, expand the strength to constrain and punish acts of untrustworthiness, broadly shape an atmosphere in the whole society that keeping promises is honourable and breaking promises is shameful. Integrate the launching of moral practice with fostering clean value concepts, build good social customs of upholding cleanliness and disdaining corruption.
(15) Deepen voluntary service activities and learning from Lei Feng. Forcefully carry forward the Lei Feng spirit, broadly launch practice activities on learning form Lei Feng in many different forms. adopt measures to promote the regularization of learning from Lei Feng activities. With urban and rural communities as focus point, and with mutual care and serving society as the main theme, focus on helping the poor and the needy, responding to emergencies, acting on a large scale, protecting the environment, etc., focus on the elderly with empty nests, left-behind women and children, deprived workers, the disabled and other such group, organize all sorts of voluntary service activities, and form a social environment of one for all and all for one. Integrate Lei Feng and voluntary service establish and complete voluntary service systems, perfect incentive mechanisms and policy, law and regulation guarantee mechanisms, bring voluntary activities and learning from Lei Feng to the grass roots, to communities and to households.
(16) Deepen mass-type spiritual civilization creation activities.. All sorts of spiritual civilization creation activities must seek realistic results with the ideological content of the Socialist core value view. Promote activities to create civilized cities, civilized villages and townships, civilized work units, civilized households, etc., launch reading activities for all the people, incessantly raise citizens’ civilization quality and social civilization levels. Broadly launch propaganda and education on building a beautiful China. Launch education on etiquette and decorum, raise the national flag and sing the national anthem in important venues and during important activities, organize serious and austere ceremonies when schools begin term and when students graduate, perfect mourning and commemoration activities for major disasters, ensure that etiquette and decorum becomes and important form of fostering social mainstream values. Strengthen propaganda, education, normative restraint and social supervision over citizens’ civilized traveling, strengthen a sense of civilization among citizens when traveling.
(17) Give rein to the important role of excellent traditional culture in soothing minds, nourishing aspirations, and fostering education about civilization. China’s excellent traditional culture has accumulated the most profound spiritual pursuits of the Chinese nation, embodies the basic spiritual genes of the Chinese nation, represents the unique spiritual symbols of the Chinese nation and is a rich nourishment for the Chinese nation that multiplies endlessly, develops and expands. Build excellent traditional culture inheritance systems, expand strengths to protect cultural heritage and intangible cultural heritage, strengthen the excavation of the ideology and values in excellent traditional culture, comb through and extract the ideological quintessence of Chinese culture, create contemporary expressions that are easy to understand, endow it with the content of new times, ensure that it is suited to Socialism with Chinese characteristics, let excellent traditional culture incessantly be carried forward under the conditions of new times. Give high regard to the ideological influence and cultural education function of the traditional festivals of the nation, enrich the cultural content of national traditional festivals, launch education and dissemination activities for excellent traditional culture, foster a festival culture with clear characteristics and a rich atmosphere. Strengthen the content of classes in citizens’ education on excellent traditional culture, push education about excellent traditional culture into schools in a phased and orderly manner. Further the transformation of social traditions, innovate folk culture forms, shape new folk customs that are connected with historical and cultural traditions and are consistent with the developments of the times.
(18) Give rein to the unique superiority of important festivals to disseminate mainstream social values. Launch education about revolutionary traditions, strengthen the elucidation of the values of the era and culture of revolutionary traditions, carry forward the fine traditions that were formed within the party during revolution, construction and reform, carry forward the spirit of the nation and the sprit of the times. Excavate the rich educational resources contained within important festivals and commemoration days, use May Fourth, July First, August First, October First and other political holidays, March Eighth, May First, June First and other international holidays, commemorative days for major events in the history of the Party and the country, as well as of important personalities, to organize mass-type celebration and commemoration activities that are serious, solemn and rich in content. Use opportunities to organize large events about Party and country successes, appropriately respond to difficult matters, launch all sorts of educational activities according to specific circumstances. Strengthen the construction of patriotic education bases, form patriotic education base systems in which real exhibitions are integrated with online exhibitions, which cover all historical periods. Move forward with making public musea, commemorative halls, patriotic education bases, cultural halls, libraries, art galleries, science and technology establishments, etc.,. open free of charge, vigorously develop red tourism.
(19) Use public interest-type advertising to disseminate social mainstream values and guide civilizational customs. Focus on the Socialist core value view, strengthen the topic selection plan and content creation of public interest-type advertising, shape strong momentum with public interest-type advertising disseminating advanced culture and spreading new trends. Expand the publication and broadcast strength of public interest-type advertising, radio, television, newspapers and periodicals must use the golden hour, important pages and clear positions to continue to publish and broadcast public interest advertising. internet and mobile media must give rein to their superiorities of fast dissemination and broad coverage, and use many kinds of methods to expand the influence of public interest advertising. Social and public venues and public transport facilities must hang up or put up public interest advertising in suitable positions. All sorts of public interest advertising must stress a clear orientation, be rich in content, guide the people upwards, must stress diversity of forms, nobility of appearance, novelty of creation, reflect a profound sense of the times, and strengthen dissemination strength and infectiousness.
VI, Strengthen organizational guidance over fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view
(20) All levels’ Party Committees and governments must fully understand the importance of fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view, put all tasks in an important position, grasp the orientation, formulate policies, create environments, and realistically take up political responsibility and leading responsibility. Reflect the requirements of the Socialist core value view into all areas of economic construction, political construction, cultural construction, social construction, ecological civilization construction and Party building, promote the integration of fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view with real work, so that there is mutual stimulation. Establish and complete leadership systems and work mechanisms for fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view, strengthen comprehensive planning and coordination, strengthen organization and implementation, strengthen supervision of implementation, raise the scientific levels of work. The Party’s grass roots organizations must give rein to their role as a political core and a fighting fortress in the area of promoting the fostering and practicing of the Socialist core value view, build firm spiritual bonds of social harmony, and lay a solid ideological basis for Party governance
(21) Party members and cadres must achieve that they are models of fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view. Party members, cadres and especially leading cadres must take the lead well in fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view, set the example, take the initiative in setting the standard, stress the Party nature, stress behaviour and become models, serve the people, be pragmatic, honest and clean, inspire the masses with the strength of their personality, and guide moral customs. Strengthen education on ideals and conviction, guide Party members and cadres to strive to strengthen their consciousness and resolve to march the path of Socialism with Chinese characteristics and struggle unwaveringly for the cause of the Party and the people, and to become firm believers for the ambitious ideals of Communism and the common ideals of Socialism with Chinese characteristics. Strengthen education about the Party nature, guide the Party members and cadres to implement the Party’s mass line, carry forward the Party’s excellent traditions and work styles, stimulate the government work style and drive the people’s work styles with a good Party work style. Strengthen moral construction, guide Party members and cadres to maintain noble life interests throughout, and persist in the spiritual pursuit of a Communist Party member.
(22) Fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view is a common responsibility of the entire society. Persist in the entire Party lending hands, and the entire society participating, integrate fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view with administrative management, sectoral management and social management in all areas, shape a work structure of grasping matters together and managing them jointly. All Party and government departments, labour unions, the Communist Youth League, the Women’s Federation and other people’s organization must, under the united leadership of Party Committees, strengthen communication, cooperate closely, and shape a good picture of jointly moving the fostering and practicing of the Socialist core value view forward. All localities, all departments and all work units must formulate implementation plans, implement work responsibility systems, clarify the division of tasks and work, and perfect work measures. Give high regard to giving rein to the important role of democratic parties and industrial or commercial associations, support the democratic parties and industrial or commercial associations in launching all sorts of work to foster and practice the Socialist core value view. Strengthen links with intellectual circles, guide intellectuals to use correct viewpoints to elucidate or disseminate the Socialist core value view. Party Committee propaganda departments must realistically take on the important responsibilities of organizational guidance and coordinating processes, adopt vigorous and powerful measures together with relevant departments, promote the satisfactory implementation of all tasks.
(23) Implement the tasks of fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view down to the grass roots. Urban and rural grass roots are an important pillar for fostering and practicing social mainstream values, villages, enterprises, organs, schools and other grass roots work units must pay high regard to fostering and practicing the Socialist core value view, merge it into grass roots Party organization building and grass roots political power building, merge it into urban and rural residence self-discipline, merge it into people’s production, life, work and study, strive to realize complete coverage, promote the incessant transformation of the Socialist core value view into a social mass consciousness and conscious actions by people. Give full rein to the main force role of workers, peasants and intellectuals, give rein to the model and driving role of Party members and cadres, give rein to the fresh troops role of youth, give rein of the model role of social and public persons, give rein to the positive role of non-publicly owned economic groups and the employees of new social organizations, shape a vivid picture for everyone to march towards the Socialist core value view.