Communist Party stresses leadership over universities

A meeting of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee last week emphasised the party's authority over higher education institutions, reports Xinhua.

The meeting, presided over by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee, was held to review a report on the party's inspection of 31 major universities, including Peking University and Tsinghua University.

The inspection confirmed that the Party's leadership had been strengthened at the universities and the experience had improved Party governance while maintaining the high standards of education at the institutions, said the statement. In order to better manage socialist higher education with Chinese characteristics, universities must not err from the Party line, according to the statement.
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