China's Xi Calls for Tighter Ideological Control in Universities

State media reported on Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for greater "ideological guidance" in China's universities and urged the study of Marxism, as the country tightens control on Western ideology. China's Communist Party has signaled that it will not embark on political reform, despite hopes that Xi, the son of a former liberal-minded vice premier, may loosen up. Xinhua state news agency reported that Xi said universities had to "shoulder the burden of learning and researching the dissemination of Marxism".