On June 6, the symposium on cultural inheritance and development.

General Secretary Xi Jinping attended and delivered an important speech, emphasizing that "it is our new cultural mission to continue to promote cultural prosperity, build a cultural power, and build a modern civilization of the Chinese nation at a new starting point."

"New cultural mission in the new era", this is the new requirement put forward by General Secretary Xi Jinping, pointing out the new direction.


The tree is thousands of feet tall and has roots, and the water flows thousands of miles with a source.

Regarding the intrinsic connection between Chinese civilization and socialism with Chinese characteristics, General Secretary Xi Jinping has always thought deeply:

"If there is no Chinese civilization of 5,000 years, where are there any Chinese characteristics? If it were not for Chinese characteristics, how could we have such a successful path of socialism with Chinese characteristics today? ”

From the Forbidden City in Beijing to the Xi'an Museum in Shaanxi; From the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes in Gansu to the Yin Market in Anyang, Henan; From Chengde Mountain Resort to the Yangzhou section of the Grand Canal... Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, with deep contemplation of Chinese civilization, General Secretary Xi Jinping's "cultural footprint" has spread throughout the country.

Just before this symposium, General Secretary Xi Jinping inspected the China National Version Museum and the Chinese Academy of History. At the symposium, the general secretary profoundly summarized the five outstanding characteristics of Chinese civilization: continuity, innovation, unity, inclusiveness and peace, and emphasized that "the outstanding continuity of Chinese civilization fundamentally determines that the Chinese nation must follow its own path."

There are our spiritual genes in tradition, and there is a national ambition in culture. Only by understanding why the ancient and great Chinese nation is endlessly alive and comprehending how broad and profound the ancient Chinese civilization is, can we continuously open up and develop socialism with Chinese characteristics.

"To strengthen self-confidence in the path, theory and system of socialism with Chinese characteristics is, in the final analysis, to strengthen cultural self-confidence, which is a more basic, deeper and more lasting force." General Secretary Xi Jinping has always placed cultural self-confidence at an unprecedented height, profoundly revealing the unique characteristics and unique role of Chinese culture.

As we can see, culture is an important part of the overall layout of the "five-in-one" and the coordinated promotion of the "four comprehensive" strategic layout; To promote high-quality development, culture is an important fulcrum; To meet people's growing needs for a better life, culture is an important factor; Culture is an important source of strength to overcome the risks and challenges along the way.

Rooted in the fertile soil of more than 5,000 years of civilization, China's material civilization and spiritual civilization construction are flying together, the country's material and spiritual strength have been simultaneously enhanced, and the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics has been continuously advanced.


On July 2021, 7, at the celebration of the 1th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping proposed to insist on integrating the basic principles of Marxism with China's specific reality and with China's excellent traditional culture.

At the Sixth Plenary Session of the 2021th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China in November 11 and the report to the 2022th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in October 10, General Secretary Xi Jinping further elaborated on the great significance of the "two combinations".

At this symposium, General Secretary Xi Jinping gave a more in-depth explanation of the "two combinations", pointing out that the premise of "combination" is mutual fit, the result of "combination" is mutual achievement, "combination" builds a solid road foundation, "combination" opens up innovation space, and "combination" consolidates cultural subjectivity.

Only when it is rooted in the fertile soil of national history and culture can the Marxist tree of truth take deep roots. It can be said that it is this "combination" that has given the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics a broader and far-reaching historical depth and expanded the cultural foundation of the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

Observing General Secretary Xi Jinping's practice of governing the country, we can more deeply understand the Chinese cultural wisdom contained in it.

Q: Is the canal as clear as promised? For the source of living water comes.

Two years ago, when General Secretary Xi Jinping visited Zhuxi Garden in Wuyishan, Fujian, he clearly pointed out that special attention should be paid to excavating the essence of China's 5,000-year-old civilization, combining the promotion of excellent traditional culture with Marxist positions and views, and unswervingly following the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

At this forum, General Secretary Xi Jinping further emphasized that the "second combination" is a profound summary of our party's historical experience in Sinicizing Marxism, a profound grasp of the law governing the development of Chinese civilization, indicating that our party's understanding of China's road, theory and system has reached a new height, that our party's historical and cultural self-confidence has reached a new height, and that our party's consciousness of promoting cultural innovation in inheriting China's excellent traditional culture has reached a new height.


After a long road and embarking on a new journey, how should we undertake a new cultural mission and continue to promote cultural prosperity, build a cultural power, and build a modern civilization of the Chinese nation at a new historical starting point?

In this regard, General Secretary Xi Jinping put forward three requirements: strengthen cultural self-confidence, uphold openness and inclusiveness, and adhere to integrity and innovation.

To strengthen cultural self-confidence, we need to stick to our own path, base ourselves on the great historical practice and contemporary practice of the Chinese nation, sum up China's experience with Chinese principles, elevate China's experience to Chinese theory, achieve spiritual independence and self-determination, and firmly grasp the fate of China's development and progress in our own hands.

Adhering to openness and inclusiveness requires us to adhere to the Sinicization of Marxism, inherit and develop the excellent traditional Chinese culture, promote the localization of foreign culture, continuously cultivate and create socialist culture with Chinese characteristics in the new era, and promote Chinese culture to better go to the world in deepening exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations.

Adhering to integrity and innovation requires us to handle the relationship between inheritance and creative development with the right spirit and vigor of integrity and innovation, do a good job in creative transformation and innovative development, continue the historical context, and compose a contemporary chapter.

Standing on a vast land of 960.<> million square kilometers, sucking the cultural nutrients accumulated by the long struggle of the Chinese nation, and possessing the majestic power of Chinese and people's gathering, we follow our own road, with an incomparably broad stage, an incomparably profound historical heritage, and an incomparably strong determination to advance.

Looking forward to the future, we will strengthen our cultural self-confidence, undertake our mission, work hard, and work together to create a new culture belonging to our era and build a modern civilization of the Chinese nation.

Curated by: Huo Xiaoguang

Author: Wang Peng

Coordinator: Zhang Xiaosong, Wang Xuan

Visual | Editors: Wu Jingjing, Wang Qiuyun

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