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China marks 90th anniversary of "May Fourth Movement"

2009-05-04 02:50:24 GMT2009-05-04 10:50:24 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

About 3,000 delegates from across the country attend a grand gathering on May 4, 2009 in Beijing, to mark the 90th anniversary of the "May Fourth Movement." (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

Students from Peking University swear their oaths during a grand gathering at Tian'anmen square in Beijing to mark the 90th anniversary of the "May Fourth Movement", May 4, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

BEIJING, May 4 (Xinhua) -- About 3,000 delegates from across the country attended a grand gathering here Monday, the Chinese Youth Day, to mark the 90th anniversary of the "May Fourth Movement."

Nine members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee -- Hu Jintao, Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang -- were present at the meeting.

The "May Fourth Movement", a mass student movement in China that began on May 4, 1919, spearheaded a national campaign to overthrow the feudal society and promote scientific and democratic ideas.

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