| ★ Editorial: Glorious heroic epic and everlasting spiritual monument |
The PLA Daily carried an editorial yesterday entitled "Glorious heroic epic and everlasting spiritual monument---in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Red Army's Long March".
The editorial states that the Long March is a strategic maneuver staged under compulsion by the Red Army under the leadership of the Communist Party of China when the Party and the Red Army were staring at the grave crisis of life and death and the Chinese nation was in face of a critical moment of national crisis, a heroic undertaking full of daring accomplished by the Communist Party of China and the people's army led by it, a glorious epic imbued with the heroic struggles waged by the Chinese nation, and likewise a peerless spiritual monument towering in the revolutionary history of mankind.
| ★ Editorial hails 70th anniversary of Long March |
China's leading newspaper, the People's Daily, is to publish an editorial on Oct. 22, marking the 70th anniversary of the Red Army's successful strategic move, the Long March.
At this moment when the whole country is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Long March, we especially cherish the memory of the martyrs who died for the country, for independence of the nation and liberation of the people, the editorial says.
We hereby pay our utmost tribute to all participants in the great Long March and all who contributed to the victory of the country's revolution, it says.
| ★ Long March offers the inexhaustible reservoir of spiritual wealth |
The Long March dwarfs any event in hardship and bitter, and yet was imbued with revolutionary optimism.
The Long March is known for being a hard and long distance march, and is likewise a protracted operation fought under the situation of a weak Red Army fighting against a much stronger enemy....