Walk­ing into the his­tory books

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

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.

CAI YANG / XIN­HUA

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