Notice concerning Strengthening Education on Ideals, Convictions and Moral Conduct in Cadre Education and Training

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Yesterday, the CCP Central Organization Department issued new requirements concerning cadre education. Amongst others, they demand active resistance to Western norms and concepts. The notice has not been made public, the following is a translation of a summary in today’s People’s Daily. 

Yesterday, the Central Organization Department issued the “Notice concerning Strengthening Education on Ideals, Convictions and Moral Conduct in Cadre Education and Training”, which demands that all localities and all departments strengthen education on ideals, convictions and moral conduct, and guide and assist cadres to continuously persist in Communist ideals and faith in Socialism with Chinese characteristics, and continue to hold fast to the spiritual garden of Communist Party members.

The “Notice” points out that the situation concerning ideals, convictions and moral conduct of cadres affects the image of the Party in the hearts and minds of the people, and affects the rise, fall, success and failure of the undertaking of the Party and the country. At present, the absolute majority of cadres have firm ideals and convictions, and their moral conduct is good. At the same time, we must also consider that, among cadre teams, a lack of ideals and convictions, and bad moral conduct, is a problem that demands great attention. Following the profound changes in the domestic and foreign environments, and the profound economic and social changes, the confusions that cadres encounter in ideals and convictions are manifold, and the tests they face in their moral conduct are severe. We must put education on ideals, convictions and moral conduct in an even more prominent position, guide and assist cadres to further strengthen their ideals and convictions, and improve their moral conduct, and display the personal dignity and strength of Communist Party members through real actions.

The “Notice” points out that, in launching education on ideals and convictions, the key is that we must guide cadres to base their ideals and convictions on an identification with scientific theory and reason, on a correct understanding of the laws of history, and on a correct grasp of our basic national conditions. We must deeply launch education on Marxism-Leninism, Mao Zedong Thought, Deng Xiaoping Theory, the important “Three Represents” thought and the scientific development view, and we must especially deeply study and comprehend the spirit of a series of important speeches by General Secretary Xi Jinping, to ensure that cadres truly comprehend the Marxist standpoints, viewpoints and methods that penetrate them, and persist in belief in Marxism, we must prevent that they lose their bearings because of ruckus about Western constitutionalist democracy, “universal values”, “civil society” and other such discourse, and prevent that they lose themselves under the influence of feudal superstition and religion. Deeply launch study of Party history, the country’s history, the history of Socialist development and world history, to assist cadres in understanding the origin and development of the undertaking of the Party and the country, deeply understand the laws of Communist Party governance, the laws of Socialist construction and the development laws of human societies, and strengthen their faith in the inevitable victory of Communism. Deeply launch education about national and global circumstances, to guide cadres in differentiating right and wrong and distinguishing trends in the comparison of different social systems and different development path, and deepen the political identification, ideological identification and emotional identification with Socialism with Chinese characteristics.

The “Notice” points out that, in launching education about moral conduct, the key is that we must guide cadres in showing great virtue, protecting social ethics, becoming noble persons, pure persons, moral persons, persons that are removed from vulgar tastes, and persons that are beneficial to the people. We must deeply launch education on political ethics, guide cadres to be honest and faithful to the Party and the people, act as good as their word, speak the truth to higher and lower levels, are able to stride boldly forward in great matters of right and wrong, and dare to struggle against unhealthy trends and evil practices. Deeply launch education about the Socialist core value system, guide cadres to pursue noble sentiments, safeguard fairness and justice, faithfully carry out their duties, hold fast to moral baselines, and stay far removed from vulgar tastes. Deeply launch education about the excellent traditional culture of China, to guide cadres in inheriting and carrying forward traditional virtues, defend the spiritual independence of the country and the nation, and prevent that they become “yes-men” for Western moral values.

The “Notice” demands that all levels’ Party schools, administrative academies and cadre academies must make education about ideals, convictions and moral conduct into mandatory content; that they establish scholars’ Party branches in their main classes, launch branch activities in a focused manner, straiten intra-Party life, and strengthen educational management; main classes studying one moth or more must engage in analysis of the Party spirit and write reports. Other cadre education and training organs must also make corresponding arrangements. During education and training, we must persist in the principles of pragmatism and effectiveness, flexibly use all sorts of means and methods, and strengthen the persuasiveness and infectiousness of education about ideals, convictions and moral norms.

The “Notice” also put forward demands concerning building capacity for education about ideals, convictions and moral conduct, long-term mechanisms, etc.

 

中共中央组织部印发《关于在干部教育培训中加强理想信念和道德品行教育的通知》
日前,中央组织部印发《关于在干部教育培训中加强理想信念和道德品行教育的通知》,要求各地区各部门加强理想信念和道德品行教育,引导和帮助干部始终坚定共产主义理想和中国特色社会主义信念,始终坚守共产党人的精神家园。

《通知》指出,干部的理想信念和道德品行状况关系党在人民心目中的形象,关系党和国家事业的兴衰成败。当前大多数干部理想信念是坚定的,道德品行是好的。同时也要看到,在干部队伍中,理想信念缺失、道德品行不佳是一个需要引起高度重视的问题。随着国内外环境深刻变化,经济社会深刻变革,干部在理想信念上遇到的纷扰是多重的,在道德品行上面临的考验是严峻的。必须把理想信念和道德品行教育摆在更加突出的位置,引导和帮助干部进一步坚定理想信念、提升道德素质,以实际行动彰显共产党人的人格力量。

《通知》指出,开展理想信念教育,关键是要引导干部把理想信念建立在对科学理论的理性认同上、对历史规律的正确认识上、对基本国情的准确把握上。要深入开展马克思列宁主义、毛泽东思想、邓小平理论、“三个代表”重要思想、科学发展观的教育,尤其要深入学习领会习近平总书记系列重要讲话精神,使干部真正领会贯穿其中的马克思主义立场观点方法,坚定对马克思主义的信仰,防止在西方宪政民主、“普世价值”、“公民社会”等言论的鼓噪下迷失方向,防止在封建迷信和宗教的影响下失去自我。深入开展党史国史、社会主义发展史和世界历史的学习,帮助干部了解党和国家事业发展的来龙去脉,深刻认识共产党执政规律、社会主义建设规律、人类社会发展规律,坚定共产主义必胜的信念。深入开展国情世情教育,引导干部在不同社会制度、不同发展道路的比较中鉴别优劣、看清趋势,深化对中国特色社会主义的政治认同、思想认同和感情认同。

《通知》指出,开展道德品行教育,关键是要引导干部明大德、守公德,成为一个高尚的人、一个纯粹的人、一个有道德的人、一个脱离了低级趣味的人、一个有益于人民的人。要深入开展政治品质教育,引导干部对党和人民忠诚老实、言行一致,对上对下讲真话,面对大是大非能够挺身而出,面对歪风邪气敢于进行斗争。深入开展社会主义核心价值观教育,引导干部追求高尚情操,维护公平正义,忠实履行职责,坚守道德底线,远离低级趣味。深入开展中华优秀传统文化教育,引导干部继承和弘扬传统美德,捍卫国家和民族的精神独立性,防止成为西方道德价值的“应声虫”。

《通知》要求,各级党校、行政学院、干部学院要把理想信念和道德品行教育作为必修内容;在主体班次中建立学员党支部,有针对性地开展支部活动,严格党内生活,强化教育管理;学制1个月以上的主体班次,都要进行党性分析并撰写报告。其他干部教育培训机构也要作出相应安排。在教育培训中,要坚持务实管用原则,灵活运用各种方式方法,增强理想信念和道德品行教育的说服力感染力。

《通知》还对理想信念和道德品行教育的能力建设、长效机制等提出了要求。

 

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