‘Xi Jinping Thought’ now part of Chinese school curricula

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 4:35pm

https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/dovetail.prxu.org/_/300/3a838fa2-a55c-4e2f-aa62-11e90a8eea50/2021_0826_09.mp3

The ideology of Chinese President Xi Jinping will now be taught in schools. China's Ministry of Education has issued new guidelines that will integrate "Xi Jinping Thought" into the curricula from primary school up to university. It is the latest effort by Xi Jinping to consolidate the ruling Chinese Communist Party in almost every area of Chinese society. Marco Werman speaks with François Godement, author of “Les mots de Xi Jinping” or “The Words of Xi Jinping.” He's also senior adviser for Asia at the Institut Montaigne in Paris and a nonresident senior fellow of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC.