The lifeline of a theory lies in innovation, and it is a sacred duty of Chinese Communists to develop Marxism.
We need to use Marxism to observe and decipher the world today and lead us through it, and develop it in dynamic and abundant practice in contemporary China. We should learn from all the achievements of human civilization with an extensive view. To outdo ourselves, we need to protect our foundations while innovating, and learn widely from the strengths of others to improve ourselves.
Finally, we need to have a deeper understanding of governance by a communist party, the development of socialism, and the evolution of human society, and open up new prospects for the development of Marxism in contemporary China and the 21st century.
from the speech at the ceremony commemorating the bicentenary of the birth of Karl Marx