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July 6, 1976: Zhu De dies

Updated: 2011-07-06 17:38

July 6, 1949: Nearly 1 million soldiers and civilians participate in a grand parade to celebrate the liberation of Shanghai

July 6, 1976: Zhu De, one of the principal architects of the People's Liberation Army and an outstanding leader of the party and the state, dies

July 6—Sept 9, 1978: The State Council holds a retreat to study how to accelerate the speed of China's modernization

CPC Heroes

Zhu De

Zhu De, born in Yilong County of Sichuan Province in 1886 and passed away in 1976, is a great Marxist, proletarian revolutionary, statesman and military strategist.

Chen Yi

A native of Le Zhi, in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, and awarded by the People's Republic of China the military rank of marshal; Served as the country's Vice Premier (1954-1972) and Foreign Minister (1958-1972)

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