Walking into the history books
Visitors note the things they learned after attending an exhibition in Beijing on Monday to mark the 80th anniversary of the end of the Long March. The Long March spirit is characterized by hard work, no fear of sacrifice and a firm belief in Communism and the ultimate victory of the Chinese revolution. From October 1934 to October 1936, soldiers of the Chinese Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Army departed their bases and marched through raging rivers, snow-covered mountains and arid grassland to break a siege by Kuomintang forces and continue the fight against the invading Japanese. Some of the troops walked 12,500 km during the strategic withdrawal, which marked a turning point in China’s revolution.