Xi Touts Communist Party as Defender of Confucius’s Virtues

13sino-Confucius01-articleInlineJust to confirm that Confucianism is still alive and well in China, comes this article from Feb. 13, 2014 in the New York Times:

Xi Jinping wants you to memorize “The Analects” of Confucius. China’s Communist Party chief says that the homegrown thoughts of the ancient sage offer an antidote not just for his own country’s ills, but also for Western societies whose faith in capitalism has been battered by the economic slump.

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