China warns officials against aping Western morality
Published on Jul 21, 2014 9:54 AM
BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's ruling Communist Party will step up ideological education of officials to prevent them from aping Western moral standards and strengthen their faith in communism to help in the fight against pervasive corruption, state media said.
"Profound social-economic changes at home and abroad have brought multiple distractions to officials who face loss of faith and moral decline," the official Xinhua news agency cited a statement from the party's powerful Organisation Department, which oversees personnel decisions.
"The conviction and morals of officials determine the rise and fall of the Communist Party and the country," Xinhua added, in a report late on Sunday.
"Officials should keep firm belief in Marxism to avoid being lost in the clamour for western democracy, universal values and civil society," it said.
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