Source: TRIVIUM CHINA
On Monday, Xi Jinping chaired a symposium with teachers of politics and ideology from around the country.
*Some context:* Students at all levels are required to take political thought classes that focus on the Chinese Communist canon of Marx, Lenin, Mao, Deng, and now Xi.
*Xi said that education is all about training good Communists (Xinhua):*
_“[We] must cultivate generation after generation of useful talents who support the leadership of the Communist Party of China and the socialist system of our country and are determined to struggle for their entire lives for the cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics.”_
*Xi wants education in all areas to have a greater ideological focus:* _“We should improve the curriculum system, solve the problem of coordination between various ideological and political courses, and encourage famous teachers to give lectures in ideological and political classes.”_
*We feel sorry already* for the poor astrophysicist who is going to be forced to explain how his research contributes to the Great Rejuvenation of the Chinese Nation.
*Our thought:* We’ve never met anyone who actually liked their ideology classes. We doubt that will change.
Xinhua: 习近平：用新时代中国特色社会主义思想铸魂育人 贯彻党的教育方针落实立德树人根本任务