Workshop of the Compiling Group for Contemporary Tourism on Studying and Implementing Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era Held in Beijing_China Tourism Academy
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Workshop of the Compiling Group for Contemporary Tourism on Studying and Implementing Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era Held in Beijing

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On Jan. 12, the Workshop of the Compiling Group for Contemporary Tourism on Studying and Implementing Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era was held at China National Tourism Administration (CNTA). This conference was chaired by CNTA Chairman Li Jinzao who also gave a speech; and it was attended by CNTA Vice Chairman Du Jiang and Li Shihong. This conference had more than 80 attendees from CNTA internal departments and its directly-affiliated institutions, local tourism administrations, scientific research institutions, educational institutions, enterprises, and media agencies, etc.



CNTA Chairman Li Jinzao stated that Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era was a new development which richened the contents of the theoretical system of socialism with Chinese characteristics; it was a great breakthrough at the new stage of the localization of Marxism in China, and broadened the horizons of Marxism, socialism with Chinese characteristics, the Party’s governance of the State, and the Party’s self-governance; and it was a guiding line which should be upheld at the new historical occasion for further exploring the new area of socialism with Chinese characteristics, building a well-off society in an all-round way, and realizing the Chinese Dream of the Great Rejuvenation of the Chinese Nation. He emphasized that along with studying, promoting, and implementing Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, we should advance tourism industry practice and theory development; in accordance with the requirement of new concept and new thought, we should firmly adhere to the “four aspects of awareness”, develop the “four areas of confidence”, always keep our thought, politic ideology, and action agreeing with the Central Government with comrade Xi Jinping as the core, stay true to the mission, and forge ahead.   



As for the revision of Contemporary Tourism, Chairman Li Jinzao proposed three requirements. The first was under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, the book should deepen the implementation of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s series instructions on tourism industry. The second was the book should attach importance to review and evaluation of the practice of China tourism industry in the past 40 years, and special attention should be paid to the new thoughts, new practices, and new achievements which were emerged since the 18th CPC National Congress. Importance should be attached to the new exploration in practice, discussion on the rule of development, and research on industry development. The third was that the compilation of this book should be made under the new background and new horizon of the transformation from fast-growth-featured quantitative tourism to quality tourism. The duties and responsibilities of compiling and revising the book should be specified and well performed. And it was hoped that Contemporary Tourism could be made into an interdisciplinary monography on tourism which combined the theory and the practice and was from the view of China tourism and that of the international tourism.



CNTA Vice Chairman Du Jiang and Li Shihong introduced their respective contents to be compiled and expressed their opinions on revising the book. Vice Chairman Du Jiang pointed out that this book was of great historic significance, full of prominent theoretical origins, with a strong coordinative force of innovation. He emphasized that the book should be under the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and the spirit of the 19th CPC National Congress and fully demonstrated the new concept of quality tourism development presented at the national tourism conference in 2018. Vice Chairman Li Shihong pointed out that we should not only learn from the international tourism theory but also boldly extract and summarize the contemporary tourism practice in socialism with Chinese characteristics. 


Chairman Li Jinzao and Vice Chairman Du Jiang and Li Shihong joined the group discussions which were respectively convened and chaired by Prof. Dai Bin, President of China Tourism Academy (CTA) & Director of the National Tourism Data Center (the NTDC), CTA Vice President Li Zhongguang, and the NTDC Chief Statistician Tang Xiaoyun. The group discussions focused on Contemporary Tourism’s compilation notes, outline and structure, reference style, writing style, content supplement and reduction, and publication and circulation, by which the opinions of revising the book were proposed.


At the closing ceremony, the three conveners respectively reported the opinions from group discussions. President Dai Bin, as the convener of the first group, pointed out that the book made a systemic analysis of tourism development history, reflected the latest theoretical achievements of contemporary tourism development, and had a broad view from international tourism, and it was a monography on tourism theory which was worthy of being recorded in tourism development history. He said that the revision of Contemporary Tourism should be really in line with Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and General Secretary Xi Jinping’s instructions on tourism, clarify the theoretical implication and the historical significance of transformation from fast-growth-featured quantitative tourism to quality tourism. Besides, Vice President Li Zhongguang pointed out that the revision of Contemporary Tourism should be made in the implementation of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era and the spirit of the national tourism conference, and the structure and contents should be reorganized accordingly. And Chief Statistician Tang Xiaoyun, as the convener of the third group, reported the specific opinions on revising and improving the contents of tourism public service, tourism and science and technology, tourism and society, and tourism concerning Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, etc.



Chairman Li Jinzao gave a high acknowledgment to this conference and instructed the follow-up work from five points. The first was that the book should be carefully revised again and again in accordance with the opinions proposed at this conference. The second was that the book should be reduced to 300,000 characters for publication and circulation. The third was that CNTA Administrative Office, Personnel Department, and CTA should formulate the protocol of training for the personnel from the level of county. The fourth was that the contents should maximally and possibly reflect the research and judgment on the rule of contemporary tourism development and tourism operation. And the fifth was that the revision could be completed before the Spring Festival for publication and circulation at an earlier time.


CTA Academic Advancement Department and Administrative Office were responsible for the logistics service for the conference; and CTA staffs who were involved in the compilation of the book attended the conference. 


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