Chinese Vice President Zeng Qinghong on Wednesday ordered ministerial and provincial officials to study the latest Communist theories and base their work on the wisdom drawn from these theories.
Zeng, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, delivered the speech at the closing of a high profile seminar in Beijing, attended by provincial and ministerial heads all over the country.
The six-day seminar focused on studying the Selected Works of Jiang Zemin, the predecessor of Hu Jintao as Chinese president and general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party.
Jiang's best-known theory is known as the "Three Represents", meaning that the CPC must always represent the development requirements of China's advanced social productive forces, the progressive course of China's advanced culture, and the fundamental interests of the overwhelming majority of the Chinese people.
Zeng said the "Three Represents" summarized China's experiences in socialism development and serves as a theoretical guide for the current central leadership to draw up key policies.
During the seminar, ranking officials had read, contemplated, and debated the theories and now it is important to apply the theories in their daily work, Zeng said.
He said Chinese Communist officials should spend more time on theory study, continue to adapt Marxism to the Chinese context and use the most recent Communist theories to guide their work.
Zeng said the enhanced theory study will create a sound climate for the 17th CPC National Congress, the important Party meeting slated to open in the second half of this year.
Members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee Wu Guanzheng, Li Changchun and Luo Gan also attended the closing ceremony.