BEIJING, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday called on young officials to firm up their ideals, stay loyal to the Party, seek truth from facts, shoulder responsibilities, and strive to become the backbone of a society trusted by the Party and people with important tasks.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks while addressing the opening of a training session for young and middle-aged officials at the Party School of the CPC Central Committee (National Academy of Governance).
Noting that young officials are born and live in a great era, Xi said they are the vital contingent for the cause of the Party and the people.
The CPC has always been a Party harboring lofty ideals and indomitable conviction, Xi said, adding that the ideals and conviction refer to the belief in Marxism, the great ideal of Communism and a shared ideal of socialism with Chinese characteristics.
Only with these ideals and conviction can CPC members and officials be able to withstand all tests, go steady and reach far, Xi said.
He said staying loyal to the Party is the best demonstration of the ideals and conviction, stressing that such loyalty has a clear gauge in peaceful times -- upholding the Party's leadership and resolutely safeguarding the authority as well as the centralized and unified leadership of the CPC Central Committee.
Xi encouraged young officials to strive for the honor of being stationed in harsh and remote places. "Success rarely comes without arduousness and rich experience," he said.
Stressing reality-based solutions, Xi urged young officials to visit the primary level to learn about development and defect while absorbing both praise and criticism, so that they can gain a thorough understanding of the real situation.
Xi called on young officials to include honest words, deeds and personality as an important part of honing their Party spirit.
Xi underlined fulfilling duties and shouldering responsibilities as what gives value to officials. "We must be brave and resolute to do anything that is good for the Party and the people," he said.
Upholding principles is an important character trait of communists, and a crucial standard to evaluate an official's competence, Xi said, adding that all Party officials should be fair and just in performing duties and leave no place for personal favor in their work.