Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping has called for greater efforts to promote the revolutionary Yan'an Spirit to strengthen the building of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
Xi made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to a meeting held Tuesday to mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of the China Yan'an Spirit Research Society.
Yan'an, a city in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, served as the CPC-led revolutionary base during the 1930s-40s, before the CPC took power in 1949.
"The Yan'an Spirit is part of Chinese people's excellent traditions and it also embodies the Party's tenet. Promoting the spirit is essential for pushing forward the undertaking of socialism with Chinese characteristics," Xi said.
Xi, also a Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, praised the society's theoretical and practical achievements over the past 20 years and their efforts to promote the spirit.
Xi urged the society to make full use of senior comrades while at the same time attracting young people to take part in the research. Source: Xinhua http://paper.people.com.cn/rmrb/html/2010-05/19/nw.D110000renmrb_20100519_1-04.htm?div=-1