Xi says Marxism still 'totally correct' for China

Beijing, May 5
: The decision of Chinas ruling Communist Party to stick with the political theories of Karl Marx remains totally correct, President Xi Jinping said ahead of the 200th anniversary of the German philosophers birth.

Since coming to power in 2012, Xi, widely seen as the most powerful Chinese leader since Mao Zedong, has said the party must not forget its socialist roots as it works to attain the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.

At the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Xi said, Writing Marxism onto the flag of the Chinese Communist Party was totally correct... Unceasingly promoting the sinification and modernisation of Marxism is totally correct.

Xi also instructed all party members to adopt the reading of Marxist works and the understanding of Marxist theories as a way of life and a spiritual pursuit.