New Party delegation visits Lugou Bridge
The visiting delegation of the New Party in Taiwan, led by Chairman Yok Mu-ming, visited the Lugou Bridge and the Memorial Hall of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1937-45) near the bridge in southwestern Beijing on Monday morning.
The delegation first made a brief tour to Lugou Bridge, also known as the Marco Polo Bridge, which used to be well-known for a landscape entitled "Lugou Xiaoyue". It has become famous at home and abroad in association with "July 7 Incident".
After leaving the Lugou Bridge, the New Party delegation visited the Memorial
Hall of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese
Members of the New Party delegation also followed the traditional Chinese way of paying tribute to the deceased by observing silence and making three bows toward the sculpture.
They also inspected an eight-theme exhibition devoted to the 60th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and of the world anti-fascism war inside the memorial hall.
Yok made a brief speech at the entrance room. In his speech, Yok urged all the Chinese compatriots to take history as the mirror, be united and make concerted efforts to create a glorious future of the Chinese nation.
The Memorial Hall of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, built in 1987, is the only large and comprehensive museum featuring the history of Chinese people's resistance against Japanese invaders. It has undergone repairs twice.
The delegation on Wednesday began eight-day mainland tour underthe theme of commemorating the 60the anniversary of China's victory in the resistance war against Japanese aggression. and has since visited Guangzhou, Nanjing and Dalian.
Apart from meeting some specialists in Beijing at a forum on Monday
afternoon, the delegation will also meet with Liu Qi, Secretary of the Beijing
Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), who is also a member
of the CPC Political Bureau in the evening.