Chinese President Xi Jinping, also General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, recently made the instruction concerning the selection and honoring of national-level ethical role models.
Extending congratulations to the role models, Xi said that on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the honoring is of great significance in improving social norms, promoting positive energy and encouraging people to strive for excellence and virtue.
The national ethical role models embody patriotism, dedication and care about the people and the country. They also reflect the spirit of perseverance and enterprise as well as the noble sentiments of benevolence and virtue. Their stories should be widely spread and people should be guided to learn from them, Xi said.
Stressing the importance of nurturing and practicing core socialist values, Xi called for efforts to raise public ethical standards and enhance work ethics, family virtues and personal integrity, and demanded a powerful source of strength and strong moral support for the hard work to realize the Chinese Dream in the new era. He also emphasized that efforts should be made to promote the campaign on raising public cultural-ethical standards, so as to foster a new generation capable of shouldering the mission of national rejuvenation,
On the morning of September 5, a symposium for representatives of the award-winning models was held in Beijing. At the symposium, a decision to honor 58 people as ethical role models was announced, while recognition was also given to another 257 nominees for the awards.
Among them, Chemi Dorjee (Tibetan), a mail truck driver of Ganzi postal sub-branch, Sichuan Postal Branch of China Post, was honored for working hard and making great contributions. Tang Zhenya, postmaster and postman of Laozishan post office of Hongze district, Huai'an city, Jiangsu Postal Branch, was honored for being honest and trustworthy.