Clan of achievers

By Yang Feiyue and Sun Ruisheng (China Daily)

Updated: 2019-08-13

The Peis' family code

The dos:
1. Worship ancestors
2. Be filial to parents
3. Love your siblings
4. Live in peace with clansman
5. Be friendly with neighbors
6. Be prudent, sincere and magnanimous
7. Be hardworking and thrifty
8. Be firm with offspring
9. Keep learning and pursue wisdom
10. Be honest to relatives and friends
11. Be cautious with words
12. Pay attention to social morality

The don'ts
1. Rebel against parents
2. Insult ancestors
3. Prefer boys to girls
4. Gamble
5. Steal
6. Be addicted to sex
7. Be addicted to smoking and drugs
8. Indulge in excessive drinking and fighting
9. Forget one's roots and worship foreign things
10. Join a gang

Harmony and progress

Here are some quotes of President Xi Jinping on Chinese family values:

We should make efforts to enhance virtue and civility in Chinese families and make them an important foundation for national development, progress and social harmony.

-At a Spring Festival gathering in 2015.

Traditional family values have been engraved in the minds and melted into the blood of the Chinese people.

-At a Beijing conference to honor model families across the country on Dec 12, 2016.

Don't cut off true feelings because of long distance, don't forget your true feelings because of a busy life and don't ignore your true feelings because of the hustle and bustle of life.

-At a Spring Festival gathering on Jan 26, 2017.

We should advocate combining the love for family with the love of country so that every individual and every family can make contributions to the big family of the Chinese nation.

-At a Spring Festival gathering on Feb 3, 2019.

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