In one of his speeches to the National People’s Congress this week, China’s president set forth a new set of 8 "Do’s and Don’ts" that he wants Chinese people to live by. Here they are:
Love, do not harm the motherland.
Serve, don’t disserve the people.
Uphold science; don’t be ignorant and unenlightened.
Work hard; don’t be lazy and hate work.
Be united and help each other; don’t gain benefits at the expense of others.
Be honest and trustworthy, not profit-mongering at the expense of your values.
Be disciplined and law-abiding instead of chaotic and lawless.
Know plain living and hard struggle, do not wallow in luxuries and pleasures.
Wouldn’t it be nice if it were that simple?