Chinese Wisdom in Xi's Words: Literature conveys moral values,
26 April 2022, China

When expressing his expectations for the country's cultural workers to create works that inspire the people and warm their hearts, President Xi Jinping has quoted a proverb well known to Chinese writers, artists and intellectuals alike: "The function of literature is to convey the truth or the moral values."

Quality cultural works help cultivate people's values and appreciation of beauty, Xi noted, emphasizing that cultural workers ought to regard the "pursuit of the true, the good and the beautiful" as their mission. He called on them to ensure their works embody core socialist values.