China Com­mem­o­rates 130th An­niver­sary Of Vet­eran Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Zhu De’s Birth

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The Cen­tral Com­mit­tee of the Com­mu­nist Party of China (CPC) on Tues­day held a sem­i­nar to com­mem­o­rate the 130th an­niver­sary of the birth of vet­eran rev­o­lu­tion­ary Zhu De.

Chi­nese Pres­i­dent and gen­eral-sec­re­tary of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, Xi Jin­ping, who spoke at the event, urged the Party, the mil­i­tary and the na­tion to learn from Mr Zhu and con­trib­ute to the cause pi­o­neered by vet­eran rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies. Mem­bers of the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Po­lit­i­cal Bureau of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee, in­clud­ing Li Ke­qiang, Yu Zheng­sheng, Liu Yun­shan, Wang Qis­han and Zhang Gaoli, at­tended the sem­i­nar, which was chaired by Zhang De­jiang. Zhu De (1886 - 1976) was one of the ma­jor founders of the Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army (PLA) and the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of China. He was awarded the rank of mar­shal in 1955. Mr Zhu served as Com­man­der-inChief of the PLA, vice chair­man of the Peo­ple’s Cen­tral Govern­ment, Chi­nese vice pres­i­dent and chair­man of the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Na­tional Peo­ple’s Congress (NPC). Mr Xi, also Chi­nese pres­i­dent and chair­man of the Cen­tral Mil­i­tary Com­mis­sion, said that in Mr Zhu’s al­most 70-year rev­o­lu­tion­ary ca­reer, he con­trib­uted greatly to the Chi­nese rev­o­lu­tion, the lib­er­a­tion of the peo­ple and the so­cial­ist cause. Mr Zhu’s spirit and moral­ity are greatly val­ued by the Party and the peo­ple, ac­cord­ing to Mr Xi. Mr Xi said peo­ple should learn from Zhu’s stead­fast be­lief in pur­su­ing truth. His faith in Marx­ism and com­mu­nism is the po­lit­i­cal soul and spir­i­tual pil­lar of com­mu­nist party mem­bers. Mr Xi also lauded Mr Zhu’s ab­so­lute loy­alty and be­ing open and above­board, urg­ing all com­rades to re­mem­ber that they are first and fore­most Party mem­bers, and, with this in mind, they should ful­fil the du­ties and mis­sions des­ig­nated by the Party. He urged peo­ple to learn from Mr Zhu’s “seek­ing truth from facts” and his be­ing re­al­is­tic and prag­matic, adding that “seek­ing truth from facts” is the essence of Marx­ism. “All the achieve­ments we have made rely on ‘seek­ing truth from facts’ and we must rely on this con­cept to push for­ward so­cial­ism with Chi­nese char­ac­ter­is­tics,” Mr Xi noted. Mr Xi asked Party mem­bers to con­tinue with ac­tiv­i­ties that are ben­e­fi­ciary to the Party and the peo­ple, and to rec­tify any­thing that hin­ders such causes. Xin­hua

Zhu De fea­tured in the egg shell carv­ing by Li, above, was one of the pi­o­neers of the Chi­nese Com­mu­nist Party

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