Eight Honors and Eight Shames
The Eight honors and Eight Shames (simplified Chinese: 八荣八耻; traditional Chinese: 八榮八恥; pinyin: bā róng bā chĭ) also known as the Eight honors and Disgraces, is a set of moral concepts developed by former General Secretary Hu Jintao for the citizens of the People's Republic of China. It is also known as Eight Virtues and Shames, or Hu Jintao’s Eight-Step Programme. Its formal name in China is Socialist Concepts on honors and Disgraces (simplified Chinese: 社会主义荣辱观; traditional Chinese: 社會主義榮辱觀; pinyin: shè huì zhŭ yì róng rŭ guān).
On March 4, 2006, Hu released this list calling it the "new moral yardstick to measure the work, conduct and attitude of Communist Party officials." It is being promulgated as the moral code for all Chinese, especially Communist Party cadres.
"Honor to those who love the motherland, and shame on those who harm the motherland.
Honor to those who serve the people, and shame on those who betray the people.
Honor to those who quest for science, and shame on those who refuse to be educated.
Honor to those who are hardworking, and shame on those who indulge in comfort and hate work.
Honor to those who help each other, and shame on those who seek gains at the expense of others.
Honor to those who are trustworthy, and shame on those who trade integrity for profits.
Honor to those who abide by law and discipline, and shame on those who break laws and discipline.
Honor to those who uphold plain living and hard struggle, and shame on those who wallow in extravagance and pleasures."
- Xinhua 2006-10-18