Beijing: The all powerful leader in China and President, Xi Jinping, has asked his countrymen to embrace nationalism, instill traditional values and duties for the ‘national rejuvenation’ of his country. This is a far cry from the Indian communists who abhor nationalism while they admire the Chinese system.
The State Council had on Sunday released new guidelines to the citizens to focus heavily on nationalism and the citizen’s duty for the rejuvenation of China.
Reports say some traditional values promoted by the regime are doing charity and keeping promises. Other guidelines includes being polite, providing positive content online, and having socialist values to carry the national spirit forward.
The Chinese are also asked to study the Communist Party’s guiding philosophy and also ‘Xi Jinping Thought’. The Chinese President has slowly and effectively removing the influence of the Mao Zedong.
It seems Jinping is increasing his stranglehold on every sphere of the citizen’s life. He is projecting himself as the defender of the country’s morals and turning into a larger than life personality.
The regime under Jinping is imposing nationalism by pushing the guidelines through schools and through state propaganda. Experts believe that the guideline which asks to provide positive content on online could be seen as further restrictions on the internet usage in China.
China also brought in a law on Tuesday to curb uncivilized behaviour in subways such as eating, drinking, or playing music on speakers.
It is interesting to note here that Indian communists are actively speaking against nationalism and values. Indian communists do not see India as a single national unity and work against anything that promotes nationalism and unity of the country.
However, the Chinese seems to know the importance of nationalism and its role in taking forward development and well being of its citizens.