Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed efforts to promote the campaign on raising public cultural-ethical standards, so as to foster a new generation capable of shouldering the mission of national rejuvenation.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the instruction concerning the selection and honoring of national-level ethical role models.
Extending congratulations to the role models, Xi said the honoring is of great significance in improving social norms, promoting positive energy and encouraging people to strive for excellence and virtue.
The role models' stories should be widely spread and people should be guided to learn from them, Xi said.
Stressing the importance of nurturing and practicing core socialist values, Xi called for efforts to raise public ethical standards and enhance work ethics, family virtues and personal integrity, and demanded a powerful source of strength and strong moral support for the hard work to realize the Chinese Dream in the new era.
Wang Huning, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and a member of the Secretariat of the CPC Central Committee, met with representatives of the award-winning models at a symposium held in Beijing Thursday.
Xi's instruction was read out at the symposium by Huang Kunming, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee.
At Thursday's symposium, a decision to honor 58 people as ethical role models was announced, while recognition was also given to another 257 nominees for the awards.