CPC leadership stressed in philosophy, social sciences
 ( 2017.05.16 )

BEIJING, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) has pledged to enhance its leadership in developing philosophy and social sciences with Chinese characteristics.

CPC organizations at various levels should put such studies on their agendas, lead and guide them, according to a guideline issued by the CPC Central Committee, which was made public Tuesday.

Noting that Marxism will remain the guiding theory in philosophy and social sciences in China, it called for more efforts in pushing for the sinicization, modernization and popularization of Marxism, and developing a Marxism that fits into the 21st century and contemporary China.

It also highlighted the study of the Party's new theories developed since the 18th CPC National Congress in 2012 and the application of them in academic research.

The academic system of philosophy and social sciences with Chinese characteristics should combine the achievements of the country's traditional culture with foreign theories and innovate in knowledge, theories and methods, said the guideline.

Reforms on fund allocation and human resources were also proposed in the document.