Chinese President Xi Jinping on December 30 called for promoting patriotism to achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Xi made the remarks during a group study for the history of Chinese nation's patriotism by the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee.
After listening to the lecture of philosophy historian Chen Lai with Tsinghua University, Xi said patriotism is the core of the ethos of the Chinese nation that is deeply rooted in its people's mind and holds together the unity and solidarity of various ethnic groups in China.
Xi said the CPC is the steadiest advocate and practitioner of patriotism, calling for making patriotism as an eternal theme in education, in a bid to make it as the firm belief and spiritual prop of each Chinese individual and be carried on from generation to generation.
Advocating that patriotism must unify it with socialism, Xi said, adding that only by loving the country, the Party and socialism can patriotism be fresh and real.
"It is the most important representation of patriotism in current time," said Xi.
He called for safeguarding national unity and solidarity among different ethnic groups, respecting and inheriting Chinese history and culture, and guiding the people to have correct views on history, the nation, the state and the culture, in a bid to strengthen the identity of the Chinese nation.
In addition, Xi also called for opening up to the outside world and learning wisdom from other civilizations.
(Xinhua News Agency December 30, 2015)