Jia Qinglin (L2 F), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, addresses an international seminar to mark the 2,560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 24, 2009.
A senior Chinese official has called for the better inheritance and display of Confucianism, for the promotion of the development and prosperity of the country's socialist culture.
Confucius is the main founder of Confucianism and he is a great thinker and educator in Chinese history, said Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), at Thursday's international seminar here to mark the 2,560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius.
The meeting was concurrent with the Fourth Congress of the International Confucian Association (ICA).
Jia, who is also a member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Political Bureau, praised the association for its achievements ever since it was established in 1994.
He called Confucianism a mainstream part of traditional Chinese culture and a main pillar and base for the country's history and culture, which plays an important role for the conglomeration, unity and progress of the Chinese nationality, as well as the country's unification, stability and development.