BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhua) -- An article by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, on strengthening cultural confidence and developing a great socialist culture in China will be published Sunday in the 12th issue of the Qiushi Journal this year.
The article by Xi, also Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, stressed that the Chinese nation will not be able to rejuvenate itself without strong cultural confidence and a rich and prosperous culture.
The article called for efforts to develop a socialist culture with Chinese characteristics, inspire the cultural creativity of our whole nation, and develop a great socialist culture in China.
To develop socialist culture with Chinese characteristics means to develop a socialist culture for our nation -- a culture that is sound and people-oriented, that embraces modernization, the world, and the future, and that both promotes socialist material wellbeing and raises socialist cultural-ethical standards, according to the article.
"In developing this culture, we must follow the guidance of Marxism, base our efforts on Chinese culture, and take into account the realities of contemporary China and the conditions of the present era," the article said.