On Oct 22, the fifth day after the successful opening of 19th CPC National Congress， Celebrate the 19th CPC National Congress Special Issues of Guangming Dailyput its focus on FNU. In a special edition, it had an in-depth report on the campaign FNU has carried out to learn and put to practice the spirit of both the 19th CPC Congress and a series of important speeches delivered by President Xi Jinping, as well as its efforts and achievements in opening up a new realm of running schools and educating students with consistent diligence and courage.
The special edition was composed of four columns, Strive forward in the Direction Pointed out by General Secretary Xi Jinping: Roads Traveled by FNU, Develop People-Satisfying Higher Education: learning, thinking, practicing and digesting, the Last Five Years of FNU in My Eyes, and Interpret Numbers cited from FNU.
Entitled To Know and to Act with Devotion and Aspiration, Foster High Quality Constructors and Successors, the column of Strive forward in the Direction Pointed out by General Secretary Xi Jinping: Roads Traveled by FNU reported on FNU’s in-depth learning and implementing of the spirit of Xi’s speeches in the following three aspects: promoting new development in the Cangshan old campus with advanced disciplines, opening up a new realm of running schools according to “three facing”, and breaking new ground of education under the guidance of “Internet+”. It also reported on FNU’s inheritance of the school motto of “To Know and to Act with Devotion and Aspiration, To Reach Profoundness with Integrity” and its experience and achievement in cultivating high quality constructors and successors of Socialism.
In the column of Develop Satisfying Higher Education: learning, thinking, practicing and digesting, an article entitled Dreams and Missions of FNU, a Century-Old University was published under the name of Lin Heping, secretary of the FNU party committee. He, with deep feelings, looked back to the glorious journey and the progress of FNU that has been made in thepast 110 years since the university was established. Looking forward to the future, he put forward that, standing at a new historical starting point, FNU will take spirit of the 19th CPC Congress as guidance, further study and implement spirit of Xi’s speeches, continuously strengthen the consciousness of “four services”, and adhere to right direction of running schools, so as to build it into a significant position of Marxism in the south; FNU will centre on the fundamental task of morality education and enhance the ability of training talents, so as to turn it into an important cradle of fostering high quality talents; FNU will positively help to meet the regional needs of the country and unceasingly broaden the range of services, so as to build it into a vital base of strategy study and science innovation; FNU will insist on the open concept of running schools and promote foreign cultural exchanges, so as to build it into a crucial window for spreading Chinese excellent culture.
The Last Five Years of FNU in My Eyes published two short essays. One was Cultivate Down-to-Earth Talents Who Have High Aspirations in an Open and Inclusive Environment, written by Chen Zhijian, alumnus of FNU in 1981 and member of National Academy of Sciences. The other was Make Great Contribution to Compulsory Education by Huang Xianyong, the first provincial “Best Teacher” in Fujian and alumnus of FNU in 1996. Respectively from the perspective of a member of National Academy of Sciences and an excellent primary school teacher in Fujian province, these essays embodied profound cultural foundation of FNU and its significant effect of education, both of which expressed their undying faith in and best wishes for future reform and development of FNU at the 110 school anniversary.
Moreover, the special edition cited some numbers from FNU to present its achievements in talent cultivation, discipline construction and science study.
Since mid-Autumn this year, Guangming Daily has launched a series of subject reports on 19th CPC Congress. Before 19th CPC Congress, Diligent and Courageous Five Years, Welcome the 19th CPC Congress Special Issues, reported 51 notable universities in its special editions, including Peking University and Peking Normal University. After the opening of the Congress, Celebrate 19th CPC Congress Special Issues, a tour around Colleges and Universities, reported five more schools, Tsinghua University and FNU included. Till now, in Fujian only Xiamen University and FNU have been focused on in an special edition in this series of reports.
1. To Know and to Act, with Devotion and with Aspiration, Foster High Quality Constructors and Successors --FNU has Learned and Carried out Spirit of a Series of Important Speeches Delivered by President Xi Jinping and Opened up a New Realm of Running Schools and Educating Students
2. Lin Heping: Dreams and Missions of FNU, a Century-Old University（http://news.gmw.cn/2017-10/22/content_26565609.htm）
3.Chen Zhijian: Cultivate Down-to-Earth Talents Who Have High Aspirations in an Open and Inclusive Environment
4.Huang Xianyong: Make Great Contribution to Compulsory Education（http://epaper.gmw.cn/gmrb/html/2017-10/22/nw.D110000gmrb_20171022_4-11.htm）
5.Interpret Numbers cited from FNU
(Translated by Huang Lijun Reviewed by Cai Qiaoying)