Mingjing Magazine, a U.S.-based Chinese-language magazine, obtained and published the full text of the document in September 2013 in print. We are confident it is authentic and translate and re-publish it here with Mingjing’s permission. To skip the communiqué’s wordy preamble and go straight to its key sections click here.
Noteworthy Problems Related to the Current State of the Ideological Sphere.1. Promoting Western Constitutional Democracy: An attempt to undermine the current leadership and the socialism with Chinese characteristics system of governance.2. Promoting “universal values” in an attempt to weaken the theoretical foundations of the Party’s leadership.3. Promoting civil society in an attempt to dismantle the ruling party’s social foundation.4. Promoting Neoliberalism, attempting to change China’s Basic Economic System.5. Promoting the West’s idea of journalism, challenging China’s principle that the media and publishing system should be subject to Party discipline.6. Promoting historical nihilism, trying to undermine the history of the CCP and of New China.Pay Close Attention to Work in the Ideological Sphere.7. Questioning Reform and Opening and the socialist nature of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
1. Strengthen leadership in the ideological sphere.
2. Guide our party member and leaders to distinguish between true and false theories.
3. Unwavering adherence to the principle of the Party’s control of media.
4. Conscientiously strengthen management of the ideological battlefield.