BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping stressed the irreplaceable role of philosophy and social sciences for building socialism with Chinese characteristics, urging Chinese characteristics to be incorporated in their development.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks in a speech delivered at a symposium on Tuesday to discuss philosophy and social sciences in China.
Xi said a country without advanced development of the natural sciences could not possibly be a leading nation, and neither can a country without booming achievements in philosophy and the social sciences.
Xi said people should recognize the irreplaceable roles played by philosophy and social sciences and the important works done by researchers in these fields.
Xi called for developing a system of philosophy and social sciences with Chinese characteristics that incorporates the country's socialist practices.
Xi noted that the current era is conducive to the development of philosophy and social sciences.
"China is undergoing the most profound and widespread social reform in its history," Xi said.
Such unprecedented practices will generate enormous power and broad space for developing theory, he added.
The present time requires great theory and great minds, Xi said, encouraging philosophy and social science researchers to respond to the call and pool their wisdom in the service of the Party and the people.
Liu Yunshan, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, also attended the symposium.
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