Hu Yaobang hon­ored with new statue in home­town

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A statue of Hu Yaobang was un­veiled in Li­uyang, Cen­tral China’s Hu­nan Prov­ince on Sun­day in honor of the late gen­eral sec­re­tary of the Cen­tral Com­mit­tee of the Com­mu­nist Party of China (CPC).

The com­mis­sion of the statue was ap­proved by the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee and the State Coun­cil, Hu­nan Daily re­ported on Mon­day.

The statue is six me­ters tall and 7.4 me­ters wide and was con­structed based on the ap­pear­ance of a mid­dle-aged Hu, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

Wu­lan, Deputy Sec­re­tary of Hu­nan Pro­vin­cial Party Com­mit­tee, paid re­spect to Hu when she was at­tend­ing the rev­e­la­tion cer­e­mony of the statue, the re­port said.

“Hu­nan is the home­town of com­rade Hu and the bril­liant start of his revo­lu­tion­ary ca­reer,” Wu­lan was quoted by Hu­nan Daily as say­ing.

Hu’s spirit, char­ac­ter and deeds de­serve to be re­mem­bered and car­ried for­ward, Wu­lan said.

Hu, who was elected as gen­eral sec­re­tary of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee in Fe­bru­ary 1980, passed away on April 15, 1989 and was cred­ited with push­ing for re­form.

Hu helped re-es­tab­lish the Party School of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee after it was sus­pended dur­ing the Cul­tural Rev­o­lu­tion (1966-76).

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