Beijing, March 28 (Xinhua) – The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences held a ceremony on the 28th of March, to mark the beginning of studies for the first batch of 100 PhD candidates majoring in Marxist theory. Liu Qibao, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and head of the CPC Publicity Department, attended the ceremony and delivered a speech. In his speech, Liu emphasized the need to create a team of Marxist theorists by forming a group of high-calibre researchers who have majored in Marxist theory, and can provide powerful support for the Party, its ideological and theoretical foundation and overall national development.
The Chinese version appeared in Chinese Social Sciences Today, No. 578, 31st of March, 2014.
The Chinese link: http://www.csstoday.net/xueshuzixun/jishizixun/88608.html
Translated by Chen Meina
Revised by Gabriele Corsetti