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Still marching through history

By Sun Xiaochen ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-10-24 07:56:54

Eighty years after its conclusion, the legacy of the Chinese Red Army's Long March continues to transcend borders and influence people across the world. Sun Xiaochen reports.

This month, as China commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Long March-a strategic military shift against the forces of the Nationalists - the epic trek still resonates with non-Chinese observers, who acknowledge the effort, determination and sacrifices made by Mao Zedong's army against almost overwhelming odds.

In October 1934, about 200,000 Red Army officers and soldiers of the Communist Party of China set out on a 12,500-km expedition to break through the encircling Nationalist troops.

Still marching through history

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