Xi Jinping points out that “cultural confidence is a kind of confidence that’s more fundamental, widespread and profound”. Cultural confidence is a profound support for Chinese nation to thrive and to rejuvenate as well as a spiritual support for socialism with Chinese characteristics to develop and to prosper despite difficulties. In a new condition, no matter for the improvement of the confidence and pride of Chinese nation, the aim to realize the “two centenary goals” or the China dream for the great rejuvenation of Chinese nation, we need to have firmer cultural confidence, improve the cultural character of socialism with Chinese characteristics and to strengthen the spirit of the national rejuvenation.
Cultural confidence is a spiritual support of the confidence in path, theory and system. The choice of path is related to the future and destiny of a nationality. The path of socialism with Chinese characteristics is a necessary road to realize social modernization and to give people a better life. Having firm confidence of socialism with Chinese characteristics requires us to inherit and promote the outstanding traditional culture, revolutionary culture and the socialist advanced culture as well as to give full play to culture’s effect to solidify and people and let them to follow it willingly, so as to build a stronger foundation for confidence in path by cultural confidence. Socialist theory system with Chinese characteristics is a scientific theory to guide the party and the people to realize the great rejuvenation of Chinese nation along the path of socialism with Chinese characteristics as well as an action guidance leading Chinese development and adapting to China’s development direction. Theory must originate from culture, so it can be able to innovate and develop to start a new future while return to a right course. Only when theory is combined with cultural confidence and inspire the theoretic confidence by cultural confidence, can it leads thoughts, reach agreement and point a direction. Socialism with Chinese characteristics for a new era is a fundamental system guarantee. It's an advanced system with Chinese characteristics, prominent institutional advantage and strong self-improvement ability. Socialism with Chinese characteristics has the advanced culture as it's core. The CPC needs to face a changing international situation and arduous tasks to take care of domestic affaire, so we must use cultural confidence to nurture and improve the confidence in system.
We must follow the Marxism to have strong cultural confidence. In modern history, Chinese faced both domestic and international threat, even the danger to overturn the country. Countless ambitious Chinese attempted to introduce various theory into China to find a way to save the nation and people one after another, but didn’t end the nation’s and people’s fate of suffering. It’s proved by the history that only the Marxism can lead Chinese to find the right way to save the Chinese nationality and to realize the rejuvenation. Currently, the CPC is leading Chinese to engage in great combat with new historical features. A great era is home to amazing advanced culture which can’t exist without the guidance of scientific theory. Having cultural confidence means that we need to follow the guidance of Marxism to remember our origin; to absorb foreign knowledge; to face the future; to transform while inherit and to transcend while learn. In this way, cultural confidence can be transformed into national rejuvenation and prosperity.
Having firm cultural confidence requires us to inherit and promote the outstanding traditional culture, revolutionary culture and socialist advanced culture. The cultural confidence is based on the profound culture. The highest-level of spiritual pursuit can be found in the outstanding traditional culture, revolutionary culture and socialist advanced culture. The outstanding traditional Chinese culture is the crystallization from more than 5000 years of development of the Chinese nation; the unique contribution to human’s thoughts by the Chinese civilization and the origin of the CPC to deal with internal affairs and to push forward theoretical innovation. Having cultural confidence requires us to enhance the exploration and interpretation of the outstanding traditional Chinese culture as well as to promote the innovative transformation and development of the outstanding traditional Chinese culture. The revolutionary culture and and the socialist advanced culture are summarized from the practice of China’s revolution and socialist construction as well as became the cultural foundation of the independence of Chinese nationality and of the national prosperity. It’s also an overall representation of the vitality, gathering force and creativity of Chinese nationality, so it’s the spiritual origin to have firm cultural confidence. If we want to have firm cultural confidence by promoting revolutionary culture and socialist advanced culture, we need to promote the revolutionary spirit of the CPC members and to be firm in the provisional ideal of Communism and in the common ideal of socialism with Chinese characteristics.