The main points were that we should shift the focus of our work from class struggle to expansion of the productive forces, that we should replace the closed-door policy with an open policy and that we should abandon old conventions and carry out reform in every field.
We shall have to work hard for a number of years to demonstrate the superiority of socialism and to show that we are right to take the socialist road.
What people like us can do is to create favorable conditions for you. When you meet an obstacle, we should remove it. If anything is hobbling you in your work, we should find a way of freeing you from it. We rely on you to do the work. I hope that you will boldly push the economy ahead and expand the productive forces.
Judging from the local press, the provinces have gained considerable experience, each proceeding in light of its own particular features. That's good. Creativity is just what we want.
Given that character education includes education of toddlers, nurseries and kindergartens should not function as mere care-taking facilities, neither should their teachers act as mere care-providers.