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Xi’s thoughts are Marxism of modern China: Chinese official

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 Beijing : President Xi Jinping’s thought on socialism is the “Marxism of modern China”, a CPC ideologue has said, as the ruling Communist Party celebrated the 200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx acclaiming his ideology as a saviour of the nation.

Xi has become the only leader, after the Communist Party of China (CPC) founder Mao Zedong, whose “Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” has been enshrined in the country’s Constitution this year and that of the party last year.

The Chinese President’s thought on socialism outlines the ideological course China should take to emerge as the most powerful and developed country in the coming decades. “Xi Jinping’s thought on ‘Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era’ is the Marxism of modern China and a new development of Marxism in the 21st century,” Wang Huning, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Politburo, said at a symposium on Sunday, attended by more than 230 experts and researchers in social science. Besides being part of the seven-member Standing Committee, headed by Xi, which rules the country, Wang is also the top party ideologue.