China, one of the world’s most ancient civilizations, has 5,000 years of uninterrupted history and rich cultural heritage. In this ever-changing world, cultural continuity and innovation are a reflection of a nation’s innate qualities, a tribute to the creators of cultural works and an inexhaustible source of a nation’s spiritual pursuits.
Passing on culture does not mean fully accepting cultural heritage, though cultural continuity and innovation are two basic conditions for cultural prosperity. In order to develop into a modern socialist country with Chinese characteristics, China must adopt a cultural development model suited to its own conditions, draw on its rich cultural heritage, constantly integrate new elements into its culture and build a ship of splendid socialist culture sailing into a bright future.
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