Date: November 9, 2015
By: Atul Aneja
A CPPCC statement described Sun Yat-sen as a “great national hero, patriot and pioneer of
China’s democratic revolution”.
China has decided on to host a string of events next year to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Sun Yat-sen — a major move to help bridge cross-strait ties with Taiwan.
The decision was taken on Sunday by the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, a day after the historic meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Taiwanese counterpart Ma Ying Jeou.
A CPPCC statement described Sun Yat-sen as a “great national hero, patriot and pioneer of China’s democratic revolution”.
The state-run tabloid Global Times quoted Lu Cuncheng, an academic focusing on Taiwan as saying that the “scale of the events could be equivalent to those that marked the 70th anniversary of the victory of Chinese People’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression”. [FULL STORY]