CCP’s latest “constructing socialist harmonious society” campaign has been trying to utilize traditional cultural resources. The following Xinhua article provides another example:
Tao Te Ching, or the Classic of the Way and Virtue, was written by Lao Zi about 2,500 years ago, around the time when Buddha was expounding the Dharma in India and Pythagoras was teaching in Greece.
“It is not only a precious gem in the treasure house of Chinese culture but a common spiritual wealth of the mankind,” said China’s senior official Jia Qinglin at a congratulatory message to the International Forum on Tao Te Ching, which started Sunday in Xi’an, capital of northwest China’s Shaanxi Province. [Full Text]