Com­mem­o­rat­ing the Long March

China Pictorial (English) - - Express News -

A vis­i­tor at a paint­ing and cal­lig­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion com­mem­o­rat­ing the Long March. Oc­to­ber 22 marked the 80th an­niver­sary of the end of the Long March, and China hopes to pass on the epic ex­pe­di­tion’s legacy across gen­er­a­tions through var­i­ous com­mem­o­ra­tive ac­tiv­i­ties across the coun­try.

Eighty years ago, the Chi­nese Work­ers’ and Peas­ants’ Red Army ar­rived at their des­ti­na­tion in north­ern Shaanxi Prov­ince af­ter a jour­ney of 12,500 kilo­me­ters. The mil­i­tary ma­neu­ver or­ga­nized by the army un­der the CPC from Oc­to­ber 1934 to Oc­to­ber 1936 would come to be known as the Long March. As China com­mem­o­rates the 80th an­niver­sary of the vic­tory of the Long March, the epic trek still res­onates with or­di­nary Chi­nese peo­ple, who ac­knowl­edge the CPC’S ef­forts, de­ter­mi­na­tion and sac­ri­fices dur­ing an era of in­tense hard­ship.

By Wang Jiankang/xinhua

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