The symposium to commemorate Comrade Chen Zaidao's centenary birthday was
held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday. Jia Qinglin, member
of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee
and chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political
Consultative Conference (CPPCC) was present at the conference.
Comrade Chen Zaidao is an outstanding member of the Communist Party of
China, a long-tested loyal communist fighter, proletarian revolutionary and
strategist, member of the previous Consultative Committee of the Central
Committee of the CPC, consultant of the Central Military Commission (CMC) and
vice chairman of the 6th National Committee of the CPPCC. Chen was awarded the
military rank of general in 1955.
Guo Boxiong, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee
and vice chairman of the CMC, addressed the symposium. He said that during his
long revolutionary life, Comrade Chen Zaidao devoted all his life to national
independence, people's liberation, national defense and army building and
performed immortal feats.
Zhang Wannian and members of the CMC Liao Xilong, Chang Wanquan and Wu
Shengli were present at the symposium. Li Jinai, member of the CMC and director
of the General Political Department of the PLA, presided over the symposium.
By Wang Shibin
(Jan 22, PLA
Editor: Fan Aifeng