Capital commemorates major victory seven decades after Liaoshen Campaign
The government of Shenyang, capital of northeastern China’s Liaoning province, hosted a symposium on Nov 2 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Liaoshen Campaign.
The symposium also honored war veterans who fought dauntlessly for the liberation of the city and the older generations of entrepreneurs who made significant contributions to its urban construction.
The Liaoshen Campaign, the abbreviation of the Liaoning – Shenyang Campaign, was the first of the three major campaigns, along with the Huaihai and Pingjin campaigns, launched by the People’s Liberation Army against the Kuomintang government during the late stage of the Chinese Civil War (1945-49). It took place from September to November 1948 and lasted a total of 52 days.
After 70 years of the city government’s hard work and striving, its years-long endeavors have paid off.
Shenyang now enjoys fruitful economic growth, political stability, cultural prosperity, social cohesion and ecological soundness. It also boasts many Chinese “firsts”, including the first fighter plane, the first transformer and the first robot for industrial use.
The city has strongly supported the nation’s economic construction since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, with a stream of industrial equipment and products being used all over the country, as well as a large group of skilled workers, technicians and scientists working in all parts of China, local official said.