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80 years on, foreigners on the Long March remembered

[2016-09-01 09:19]

Four score years ago, the Chinese Red Army clinched the victory of the 25,000-li (7767 miles) Long March from 1934 to 1936. Here are some foreign participants we will never forget.

Man who survived Long March, became neurosurgeon and trailblazer

[2016-08-30 17:09]

No one may have led a more legendary life than him: born in the year when the First World War broke out and still living today more than a century later; more interestingly he was among the one quarter of the total Red Army soldiers who survived the torturous Long March (1934 - 1936) and then became a Chinese trailblazer in neurosurgery with a doctorate degree from the Soviet Union.

Did Red Army soldiers wash feet with Moutai liquor?

[2016-08-29 15:28]

One of the many unraveled rumors about the Red Army soldiers along the epic Long March (1934-1936) is whether they washed their feet with Moutai, the country's national liquor, now officially served at state banquets .

Documents show advance military tactics of Red Army

[2016-08-29 10:06]

Documents show that the Red Army's efforts to improve commanders' tactical skills helped them draw advanced strategies and tactics to secure continuous victories in the Long March, a military expert said.

109-year-old WWII veteran regains lost photo of husband after 73 years

[2016-08-25 13:48]

109-year-old Zhou Xiulian looked closely at the photo of her 27-year-old husband, tears rolling down her cheeks.

Revolutionary village in East China becomes e-commerce hub

[2016-08-15 16:24]

A village in East China has turned from one that used to supply goods to revolutionary forces during war times to one that sells local farm produce online.

How to calculate the distance the Long March covered?

[2016-08-04 13:13]

Just like words have meaning, sometimes numbers have cultural significance. Whenever Chinese people hear the number 25,000, they automatically think of the Long March undertaken by the Red Army from 1934 to 1936.

80 years after successful end of the Long March

[2016-08-17 15:38]

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Red Army led by Communist Party of China successfully completing a 12,500-km maneuver that laid an important foundation for the Communist victory in the civil war.

Long march of the Fourth Front Army of the Red Army

[2016-08-15 16:04]

The Fourth Front Army of the Red Army started its long march from Cangxi county in Sichuan province in March 1935.

Major events by the Second Front Army of the Red Army

[2016-08-15 16:04]

The Second Front Army was formed in the latter stage of the Long March, composed of forces from the Second Corps and the Sixth Corps.

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