Cultural development in the market economy and global integration drew the attention of communists from both Vietnam and China at a workshop underway in Vietnam.
To Huy Rua, Politburo member, Secretary, Head of the Information and Education Commission and Chairman of the Theory Council of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, led a Vietnamese delegation to the three-day workshop, that opened in the central city of Da Nang on September 8.
The Chinese delegation was led by Liu Yunshan, Politburo member, Secretary in the Central Secretariat and Head of the Central Propaganda Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
In his opening speech, Politburo member To Huy Rua said the topic of cultural development drew great attention from the two parties as it bore both theoretical and practical significance, affecting both immediate and long term interests of the two economies which have much in common.
“Vietnam is developing a socialist-oriented market economy while China is speeding up the construction of a socialist market economy,” said the CPV senior official, explaining the similarity of the two economies.
He said the two ruling communist parties should share experiences gained during their leadership in order to help each other solve emerging problems.
For his part, the Chinese head delegate said culture is the spiritual flagship of a Party and State and developing a socialist culture should be based on Marxism.
Liu called for consistent efforts to be made to advance towards a civilised culture.
He emphasised the socialist value of cultural development and the need to build a cultural bridge capable of uniting people for further development.
“The fundamental purpose of cultural development is for the people and its power should be based on the people,” the Chinese senior communist said.
People should be put as the root of the cultural development cause, which should meet people’s cultural demands as much as possible, Liu added.
He expressed a desire to learn from Vietnam’s successful policies in culture and pledged to work together with the south-eastern Asian neighbour, which shares not only a common borderline but also cultural similarities with China, in boosting cultural cooperation.(VNA)