The unveiling ceremony of the Research Institute of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era opened in the 10thmeeting roomin Qishan campus on the afternoon of November 1st. Lin Heping, secretary of FNUcommittee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) attended the ceremony and delivereda speech. Pan Yuteng, deputy secretary of FNUcommittee of the CPCread the notice announcingthe establishment of theResearch Institute atthe unveiling ceremony, chaired by Yang Yusheng, vice-president of FNU. Lin Heping, Li Jianping and Zheng Chuanfang jointly unveiled the plaque saying“FNUResearch Institute of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era”. Prof. Li Jianping, ex-president of FNU, works as Dean of the Research Institute, and Prof. Zheng Chuanfang (standing), Prof. Pan Yuteng (executive), Prof. Lai Hairong, Prof. Zheng Jiajian, and Prof. Yang Yusheng work as deputy deans. In the meantime, eminent economists Prof.Wei Xinghua and Prof.Chen Zhengwere hired toserve as consultantsof the Research Institute.
In hisspeech, Lin Heping said that the political task of top priority for all Party members and all Chinese people at present and in the near future is to study, spread and implement the spirit of the19thNational Congress of the Communist Party of China and that as an important baseof upholding Marxism in the southof China,FNU Research Institute is responsible for and capable of undertakingthe sacred mission of studying and disseminating the spirit of the 19thNational Congress and Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.“The Research Institute will adhere to multidisciplinary collaborative innovation, lead in the development ofFNU’sphilosophy and social sciences and thus promotethe overall levelbeforedeveloping into a high-starting-point and high-level one with all-out efforts of FNU”, Lin added.“Prof.Li Jianping and Prof. Zheng Chuanfangare both leading experts of the Marxism Theory Research and Construction Project with great academic attainments. Their being in charge of the Research Institute helps utilize our school’s advantages in disciplines and talents and bring together academic resources both inside and outside our school, thus enhancing the influence and academic status of Marxism theoretical research”, Lin emphasized.
Li Jianping said, “Setting up theResearch Institute is aspecific movetocarry out the spirit of the 19thNational Congress, which reflectsFNUparty committee’s consciousness of the need to maintain political integrity, think in big-picture terms, uphold the leadership core, and keep in alignment”. He believes that the Research Institute featureshigh starting point, large scale and a wide range of disciplines, which fully embodies the discipline and talent advantages of FNU.“In the future,we should conscientiously study, deeply understand and accurately grasp the scientific connotations, the spiritual essence and practical requirementsof Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era. Also,we shall extensivelycarry out theoreticalpropaganda and social services both inside and outside our school, striving to playa positive role inspreading Xi JinpingThought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era. Taking full advantage of our wide range of disciplines, we shall conduct in-depthresearch, actively condense research directions with distinct features, undertake a large number of high level research projectsand launch a lotof high level researchresults”, Li said.
Zheng Chuanfang said,“The 19thNational Congresshas established Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era as a long-term guide to action that the Party must adhere to, which is another major theoretical achievement of adapting Marxism to Chinese conditions and will exert profound influence on the development of the party and nation. As a member of the Research Institute, Iwill attach equal importance to boththe theoretical research and decision-making consultationand make my due effortsfor the construction and development of the Research Instituteby spreading andgiving a good interpretation of the Party's innovation theory.”
It has been learnedthat the Research Institutewill adhere to multidisciplinary collaborative innovation withMarxism as a guide and establish 11 research centers, giving a systematic study of Xi Jinping Thought in terms of economics, politics, society, culture, the construction of ecological civilization, the construction of the CPC, education, cross-strait relations, etc..The Research Institute will be built intoa new strategic think tank,incorporatingtheoreticalresearch, decision-making consultation, personnel trainingand social services.
(Translated by Yang JianxiongReviewed by Xie Xiujuan)