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Exhibition marking 70th anniversary of Long March debuts in Beijing
2006-10-16 10:10:51 Xinhua English

BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- An exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of the Long March debuts at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution on Monday.

Li Changchun, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, attended the opening ceremony.

The exhibition shows more than 580 pictures, 440 pieces of cultural relics, 180 publications, 25 art works, 52 graphs and three large-scale scenes, revealing the spirit of the Red Army in the Long March.

The Long March was a famous military maneuver carried out by the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army from 1934 to 1936 led by the CPC to combat the Kuomintang Regime.

Though many soldiers died on the way, the Red Army finally arrived at Yan'an in western Shaanxi Province after the 25,000-li (12,500-kilometer) trek, where the new headquarters of CPC was later established. Enditem

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