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Chinese president visits exhibition marking 70th anniversary of Long March
2006-10-16 12:10:49 Xinhua English

Chinese President Hu Jintao visits an exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of the Long March, which debuts at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution on Monday. (Xinhua Photo)

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BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- The spirit of the Long March is a possession of the Chinese people which should be carried forward in building a modern and harmonious socialist country, said Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday.

Hu made the remarks while visiting an exhibition marking the 70th anniversary of the Long March, which debuts at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution on Monday.

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 exhibition is a live textbook of revolution history for the cadres and the people, especially the youngsters, said Hu.

The Long March was a famous military maneuver carried out by the Workers' and Peasants' Red Army from 1934 to 1936 led by the Communist Party of China (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.

Other top officials who paid visit to the exhibition on Monday included Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Zeng Qinghong, Huang Ju, Wu Guanzheng, Li Changchun and Luo Gan. Enditem

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