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Premier Li pays homage to Red Army martyrs

By Hu Yongqi in Ruijin, Jiangxi (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-08-23 14:16 Comments

Premier Li pays homage to Red Army martyrs

Premier Li Keqiang visits Yeping Revolution Heritage Site and presents flower basket to Red Army martyrs on Tuesday in Ruijin, Jiangxi.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Premier Li Keqiang presented a flower basket on Tuesday in memory of Red Army martyrs on a visit to Yeping Revolution Heritage Site in the county-level city of Ruijin in East China’s Jiangxi province.

The premier said Ruijin is the cradle of new China and also an indispensible new starting point for the Communist Party of China and the Chinese revolution. "I hope Ruijin can continue its revolutionary tradition to make new achievements in the course of reform and opening-up," he said.

The premier is on an inspection tour to southern Jiangxi, for which the State Council has granted favorable policies for poverty relief and improving people’s livelihood in the less-developed region compared to its neighbors Fujian and Guangdong provinces.

The CPC established its first national government in Ruijin in 1931 and held the first Soviet congress in Yeping. Chairman Mao Zedong had worked and resided in buildings inside the heritage site between 1931 and 1934.

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