torsdag 26. august 2021

China schools: 'Xi Jinping Thought' introduced into curriculum

China will introduce the political ideology of the Chinese President in its national curriculum. "Xi Jinping thought" will help "teenagers establish Marxist beliefs", said the Ministry of Education (MOE) in new guidelines. The ideology will be integrated from primary school up to university.

This is the latest effort by Mr Xi to consolidate the ruling Chinese Communist Party's role in different areas of society. In a statement, the MOE said it aimed "to cultivate the builders and successors of socialism with an all-round moral, intellectual, physical and aesthetic grounding". The guidelines include labour education "to cultivate their hard-working spirit" and education on national security.

In 2018, China's top body enshrined "Xi Jinping Thought" into the constitution. Since then, it's been introduced across some universities and amongst political youth wings holding extra-curricular activities and schools.