Let the May 4th Spirit shine on the journey of revival --- Learning General Secretary Xi Jinping's important speech at the 14th collective study of the Central Political Bureau
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the May 4th Movement. On the 19th, General Secretary Xi Jinping, in presiding over the 14th collective study of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, stressed that in commemorating and carrying forward the May 4th Movement, it was necessary to strengthen the study of the May 4th Movement and the May 4th Spirit in order to guide the youth to build a well-off society in an all-round way, win the great victory of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era and realize the great Chinese nation under the inspiration of the May 4th Movement. The Chinese Dream of Great Renaissance strives unremittingly. This important exposition provides a basic guideline for us to deeply understand and grasp the historical significance and times value of the May 4th Movement.
May 4th thunderstorm, stirring for a hundred years. The May 4th Movement is a landmark event in modern and contemporary history of China. The May 4th Spirit is the precious spiritual wealth created by the May 4th Movement. Reviewing the passionate years of 100 years ago, deepening our understanding of the historical significance and value of the May 4th Movement, drawing on the power of the past and illuminating the future with the light of history, we can walk more vigorously and bravely.
"If you want to know the main road, you must first be history." The May 4th Movement is the watershed between the old democratic revolution and the new democratic revolution. To study the May 4th Movement, we should strengthen the study of its historical significance and profoundly reveal its far-reaching influence on the development and progress of contemporary China. We should adhere to the concept of grand history and recognize and grasp it in the 5000-year history of civilization of the Chinese nation, the 170-year history of struggle of the Chinese people in modern times and the 90-year history of struggle of the Communist Party of China. From the perspective of the combination of historical logic, practical logic and theoretical logic, research has been carried out in China's political history, ideological history, cultural history and social history since the May 4th Movement, summarizing historical laws, revealing historical trends, and explaining major issues such as why the Communist Party of China "can", "why Marxism" acts, and why socialism with Chinese characteristics is "good". We should guide people to learn from history and learn from history, and constantly strengthen the "Four Confidences".
"All true history is contemporary history". The spirit of patriotism, progress, democracy and science advocated by the May 4th Movement is still a valuable spiritual wealth to inspire us. To study the May 4th Movement, we should strengthen the study of the value of the May 4th Spirit and reveal the significance and requirements of carrying forward the spirit of the May 4th Movement in the new era. We should unite the study of the May 4th Movement spirit with the study of national spirit and the spirit of the times, and the study of the revolutionary culture and the advanced socialist culture created by the Party's leading people in revolution, construction and reform, so as to make it a spiritual force to encourage the people to advance bravely and to let the May 4th Movement spirit continuously radiate a new light of the times.
During the May 4th Movement, the vast number of patriotic and progressive youth stepped on the political stage and played a pioneering role. To study the May 4th Movement, we should strengthen the study of the youth movement in China since the May 4th Movement and deeply grasp the development law of the youth movement in contemporary China. From "fighting for state power abroad and punishing state thieves internally" to "uniting and revitalizing China", the youth movement has always been closely linked with the destiny of the country and the nation. We should clarify the relationship between the Communist Party of China and the youth movement of China, strengthen the political leadership of the youth, guide the youth to consciously adhere to the leadership of the Party, listen to the Party's words and follow the Party's lead. To answer why the theme of the contemporary Chinese youth movement is to strive for the realization of the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, why the contemporary youth must integrate their personal ideals into the great ideal of national rejuvenation and the socialist ideology with Chinese characteristics, find out the focus of the contemporary Chinese youth movement in the overall situation of the work of the Party and the state, and guide the youth to integrate their life struggle into the flood of the times. To build a country of youth, a nation of youth and a human being of youth.
Only by protecting history can we retain the root and inherit spirit can we create the future. Strengthening the collection, collation and protection of historical materials and relics of the May 4th Movement, leaving behind historical memories for future generations to inherit and carry forward the spirit of the May 4th Movement, and revitalizing the historical memory. The spirit of the May 4th Movement, which has lasted for a long time, will surely inspire us to advance vigorously in the dream-driven journey of the new era.