Congratulating Red Flag and Its Successor Qiushi on 60 Years of Publication

By: Xi JinpingFrom:English Edition of QiuShi Journal October-December 2018|Vol.10,No.4,Issue No.37 | Updated: 2018-Dec-21 17:37
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It has been 60 years since Red Flag, the official periodical of the CPC Central Committee renamed Qiushi in 1988, was first published. On this occasion, I would like to extend warm congratulations on behalf of the Central Committee to all of those involved in its publication.

Qiushi journal is an important base for concepts and theories that the Central Committee uses to guide the work of the entire Party and the whole country. For a long time, contributors to the journal have upheld the principle that the Party’s journal must be focused on Party issues and run by politicians. You have energetically publicized and expounded upon the Party’s basic theory, principle, and policy, thoroughly disseminated and interpreted the Central Committee’s major decisions and plans, and made the Party’s latest theoretical achievements public in a timely manner. Contributors have worked tirelessly to break new ground in the study and dissemination of the theories of our Party, and have therefore been instrumental for both popularizing Marxism and adapting it to contemporary Chinese context, as well as using the Thought of Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era to equip the whole Party, educate the people, and guide our initiatives.

I hope that all those working at Qiushi will earnestly implement the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress, ardently promote the Party’s theories, raise awareness of the need to maintain political integrity, think in terms of the big picture, follow the leadership core, and stay aligned with the Central Committee, and strengthen confidence in the path, theory, system, and culture of Chinese socialism. I also hope that you will remain on the same page as the Central Committee in thinking, political orientation and action, maintain a firm grasp on the correct political orientation and the right direction in which to guide public opinion, and persist in linking theory with practice. Finally, I hope that you will continue forging ahead tenaciously and keep reforming and innovating in order to constantly push the dissemination of our theories to a higher standard and better facilitate the work of the Party and the state. By so doing, you will make new and greater contributions to consolidating Marxism’s guiding role in political philosophy and strengthening the common ideological foundation underpinning the united efforts of the Party and the nation.

July 4, 2018

(Originally issued in Chinese by Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, July 4, 2018)