As China celebrates its Communist Party’s 95th anniversary on 1 July, its President Xi Jinping said corruption within the party is posing a bigger threat, and called on its members to adopt Marxism and its ideologies. A grand ceremony is being held in Beijing at the Great Hall of the People. He reiterated that history had chosen the Communist Party to rule the country.
In a lengthy televised speech, which heavily focused on the party’s principles and theories, Xi stated how important Marxism is to his party’s identity. “Marxism must be the fundamental, guiding principle, or the party would lose its soul and direction,” the Associated Press reported him as telling the audience gathered for the celebration.