Xi Jinpings Reply to the Old Experts of the National Library

 Xi Jinpings Reply to the Old Experts of the National Library

Comrades Ding Yu and Xue Dianxi:

How do you do! I have received your letter. After retirement, you are still concerned with national map development and cultural undertakings, which reflects your adherence to the original intention of inheriting civilization and serving the society.

Over the past 110 years, the National Library has played an active role in inheriting Chinese civilization, improving national quality and promoting economic and social development. Generations of Guotu people have devoted their wisdom and strength to this. Here, I extend my sincere greetings to all comrades of Guotu.

Library is an important symbol of the level of national cultural development, and an important place to nourish national spirit and cultural self-confidence. It is hoped that the National Map will adhere to the correct political orientation, carry forward excellent traditional culture, innovate service modes, promote the reading of the whole people, better meet the peoples spiritual and cultural needs, and make new contributions to the construction of a strong socialist cultural country.

Xi Jinping

8 September 2019