Xi Jinping replies to encourage young returned scholars from Nanjing University to study abroad

Make new achievements in insisting on morality and cultivating people to promote technological self-reliance and self-improvement

Striving to set an example in telling Chinese stories with firm cultural confidence

  Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, May 19 (Xinhua) -- General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, Xi Jinping, wrote back to the young returned scholars from Nanjing University on May 18, placing high expectations on them.

  In his reply, Xi Jinping said, I am very pleased to learn that you have followed the example of the older generation of scientists such as Li Siguang and Cheng Kaijia. .

On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the founding of Nanjing University, I would like to extend my warm congratulations and sincere greetings to all of you, teachers, students, staff, and alumni!

  Xi Jinping emphasized that you said in your letter that it is a blessing to be born in a great era, and that young people who have returned from studying abroad should have "national affairs" in their hearts and shoulder "national responsibilities". These words are well said.

I hope that comrades will vigorously carry forward the glorious tradition of studying abroad to serve the country, take serving the country and serving the people as the conscious pursuit, and make great achievements in adhering to morality and cultivating people, promoting scientific and technological self-reliance and self-improvement, and strive to set an example in strengthening cultural self-confidence and telling Chinese stories well. , to actively contribute wisdom and strength to building a modern socialist country in an all-round way and realizing the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation!

  The predecessor of Nanjing University was Sanjiang Normal School, which was founded in 1902 and officially named Nanjing University in 1950.

In the 120 years since the establishment of the school, batches of returnees who have studied abroad have left their striving footprints in Nanjing University to serve the country and the people. Li Siguang and Cheng Kaijia are among the outstanding representatives.

Recently, representatives of 120 young scholars who have returned from overseas studies to work at Nanjing University since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China wrote a letter to General Secretary Xi Jinping, reporting their insights on teaching and educating people, scientific research and innovation, and expressing their commitment to carrying forward fine traditions and taking responsibilities. The firm determination to strengthen the country's mission.