China's Xi calls for tighter ideological control in universities

December 29, 2014 12:20 PM

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China's Xi calls for tighter ideological control in universities

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for greater "ideological guidance" in China's universities and urged the study of Marxism, state media reported on Monday, as the country tightens control on Western ideology.

Xi's comments are the latest sign of his politically conservative agenda and come amid a ratcheting up of controls over the media, dissidents and the internet.

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