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80 years on, long march spirit revived

By Song Jingyi ( Updated: 2016-08-06 08:50

80 years on, long march spirit revived

On August 5, eight officials in charge of the event from eight main news portals posed for a photo at the end of the launch ceremony in Zunyi, Guizhou province.[Photo by Song Jingyi/]

A grand gathering celebrating the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the 80th anniversary of the long March was convened at Zunyi, Guizhou province.

The event, themed "Inherit the Long March Spirit and Keep advancement" launched on August 5, and will last two months.

Seven provinces will co-host the event and eight news outlets will cover the whole activities, including China's leading media China Daily Website and local seven local news portals.

"80 years until now, the Long March spirit is passed on from generation to generation, it is a possession of the Chinese people which should be carried forward." said Zheng Xin, Member of CPC Zunyi Municipal Committee, director of the Publicity Department.

Specially, during this event, more than 40 college students from seven provinces will retrace part of the route of the Red Army's famous Long March this summer to mark the 80th anniversary of the historic event.

"The Long March spirit is the spirit of faithful to the ideal, seeking truth from facts, hard struggle, united, cooperated and optimistic. It is a great heritage for the CPC and the Chinese people." Wang Guoqiang, deputy director of Gansu Provincial Internet Information Office, said during the ceremony.

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