Xi urges innovative application of Marxism

BEIJING, July 1 -- The Communist Party of China (CPC) should adapt Marxist principles to the current realities in China, and be innovative both in theory and practice, said Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, on Friday.

"Marxism is never the end of truth. It opens a path toward truth," Xi said at a rally marking the 95th founding anniversary of the CPC.

Xi stressed the Party's continued devotion to Marxism. "Deviating from or abandoning Marxism, which is the fundamental guiding theory for both the Party and the country, our Party would lose its soul and direction," he said.