OFFICIAL media yesterday published an article by propaganda tsar Ding Guan'gen calling for a new culture for a new China under the leadership of Communist Party chief Jiang Zemin. The party's mouthpiece, the People's Daily, yesterday published what is believed to have been a speech by Mr Ding in Shanghai last week when he chaired a national meeting on the 'construction of spiritual civilisation' - or ideological education. The publication coincided with a visit by a member of the Central Committee Secretariat, Wen Jiabao, to Henan province. He called on cadres to carry on the arduous struggle of the revolutionary era and break new ground in reforms. According to Mr Ding, cultural cadres will continue to police the marketplace to weed out 'harmful and low-taste materials'. Mr Ding said the fifth plenum of the Communist Party's Central Committee had laid down a blueprint for China for the next 15 years and, to reach its goals, the state needed to strengthen its 'spiritual and material construction'. 'We need to grasp material civilisation and spiritual civilisation with both hands - and both hands must be strong,' Mr Ding said. To reach the goals set in the plenum, the propaganda chief said cultural workers should focus their work on young people and teachers should emphasise 'patriotism, collectivism and socialism.' A similar message was given by Mr Wen during his Henan province inspection tour when he told the cadres to capitalise on their 'political assets' and try to reach new heights in reforms through 'arduous struggle'.