Soong Ching-ling and War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression Photo Exhibition Opens

2015-09-07 13:42:28   China Soong Ching Ling Foundation

Sun Chunlan visits the "Unconquerable China--Soong Ching-ling and the Great Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression" photo exhibition.

A photo exhibition sponsored by China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF) kicked off in Beijing on August 28, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory of Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, as well as the World Anti-Fascist War.

Sun Chunlan, member of Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and director of United Front Work Department of CPC Central Committee, attended the opening ceremony. Sun met representatives of Madame Soong Ching-ling's friends before the ceremony, including Zhou Sufei, wife of American doctor George Hatem, Nakamura Kyoko, wife of German doctor Hans Mueller, Li Mei, daughter of Liao Mengxing, Madame Soong Ching Ling's secretary, and Huang Huanbi, wife of Israel Epstein.

Sun Chunlan poses for a photo with representatives of Madame Soong Ching-ling's friends.

Sun said Madame Soong Ching-ling is a great warrior of patriotism, democracy, internationalism and Communism, as well as an excellent international social activist, and a long-test pioneer safeguarding the world peace. At the critical moment during the Japanese aggression of China, she actively responded to the call of Chinese Communist Party on "Stop civil war to fight against Japanese aggression", firmly supported Chinese Communist Party to establish and consolidate the national united front against Japanese aggression, widely strove for the support from international friends and oversea Chinese, and made significant contributions to widening the international anti-fascist united front and winning the great victory of Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.

Sun said that we commemorated Madame Soong Ching-ling by learning her patriotic enthusiasm and noble demeanor to fight for China's independence, prosperity and human progress, bearing in mind the great history of Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, carrying forward the great national spirit and the spirit of the war against Japanese aggression, firmly uniting around the Party Central Committee and General Secretary Xi Jinping, realizing the "Two Centenary Goals" and the Chinese dream of great Chinese nation rejuvenation, as well as promoting the noble cause of human peace and development.

Qi Mingqiu, standing vice chairman of CSCLF, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. He pointed out that Madame Soong Ching-ling devoted her life to world peace and human progress. We would inherit her cause, promote her spirit and the great spirit of the war against Japanese aggression, follow the three principles of "Peace, Unification, Future", safeguard the world peace, and make proper contribution to realizing the Chinese dream of great Chinese nation rejuvenation.

Qi Mingqiu, standing vice chairman of CSCLF, delivers a speech at the opening ceremony.

Jing Dunquan, vice chairman of CSCLF, hosted the opening ceremony. Ran Wanxiang, deputy director of United Front Work Department of CPC Central Committee, announced the opening of the exhibition.

The exhibition showed more than 120 photos, featuring Madame Soong Ching-ling's outstanding contribution in safeguarding world peace, organizing national salvation movement, connecting the Chinese Communist Party and Kuomintang Party, establishing the united front, opposing to split backward, striving for international aid, and supporting the national war against Japanese aggression.

Representatives of Madame Soong Ching-ling's friends including Zhou Sufei, wife of American doctor George Hatem, Nakamura Kyoko, wife of German doctor Hans Mueller, Li Mei, daughter of Liao Mengxing, Madame Soong Ching Ling's secretary, and Huang Huanbi, wife of Israel Epstein attended the opening ceremony and visited the photo exhibition. "Madame Soong Ching-ling is one of the greatest women in China, who made great contribution to the war. The relationship between her family and my family is good. Today's exhibition impressed me. During the war, Dr. George Hatem and I had been staying in Yan'an for 8 years. She asked others to send many drugs used to heal the wounded and rescue the dying to Yan'an." Madame Zhou Sufei, wife of Dr. George Hatem, said. 

Zhou Sufei, wife of American doctor George Hatem, visits the photo exhibition.

Madame Nakamura Kyoko wrote the greeting message for the opening of the exhibition: "Staying in China for 70 years makes me feel that people's minds are connected around the world. All people loving peace and justice oppose war, because it can only bring disaster to the world… At the moment of commemorating the 70th anniversary of Victory of Chinese People's War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, as well as the World Anti-Fascist War, we call for peace, oppose war, and hope there will be no war between China and Japan forever! I sincerely hope people from China and Japan become friends from generation to generation!" Madame Li Mei and Madame Huang Huanbi also expressed their greetings to the opening of the exhibition.

The exhibition will last until the end of November. The Soong Ching-Ling's Former Residence will issue specially designed commemorative postcards to go with the exhibition in the near future.

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