BEIJING, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged Party schools to be allegiant to the Communist Party of China (CPC) and to train officials with strong faith, belief, discipline and sense of responsibility.
"To realize the goal of building a moderately prosperous society and the Chinese dream of great national rejuvenation, the key is to mould a troop of officials that are as strong as iron in belief, faith, discipline and sense of responsibility," Xi, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, said at a meeting on Party schools.
The Party schools' work forms an important part of the CPC's work and the schools are the main platform for training officials. The schools assume the tasks of "supplement calcium and strengthen the bones" for cadres and officials, said Xi.
The schools must be allegiant to the Party and pay more attention to the education and training of officials, he said.
Xi stressed the Party schools should be run in consistent with the CPC believes, and all teaching and research works must be conducted in accordance with decisions and arrangements of CPC Central Committee.
The schools should strengthen the education of officials on CPC's theories, especially the latest achievements in adapting Marxism to Chinese conditions, said Xi.
The officials should enhance their faith in the country's development path and CPC's theories through studying Marxism in contemporary China, and learn to link theory with practice, said the president.
Xi also stressed that special attention should be paid to the education on the Party constitution as well as its regulations and disciplines in the work of schools at all levels.
Xi pointed out that the Party schools should become a leading think tank for both government and the CPC, pushing forward generalization and innovation in theories in new era, and deepening research on the country's major decisions and arrangements as well as hot-button social issues.
The Party schools should build a team of faculty boasting strong political sensitivity, great professional skills and work style as well as allegiance to the CPC, said Xi.
During the meeting, Xi called for strengthened role of school Party committees and their chiefs in the management of the schools.
The schools at different levels must implement the strict rule of the Party in their daily management, and improve their style of work by cultivating good school spirit, said Xi.
Liu Yunshan, a senior Party official and president of the CPC Central Committee's Party School, urged the schools to study and implement the requirements put forward by Xi in future development during the meeting.
The meeting was also attended by senior leaders Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Wang Qishan and Zhang Gaoli.