Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday called for the development of systems of philosophy and social sciences “with Chinese characteristics,” Xinhua, a state media outlet, reported. According to the report, the president, speaking at a symposium, “called for integrating Marxism, Chinese traditions and other schools in philosophy and the social sciences.” He also called for philosophers and social scientists to focus on issues relevant to contemporary China.
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May 12, 2016
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April 29, 2016
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