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Top political advisor stresses ideas of revolutionary couple Sun and Soong

07-20-2010 08:33 BJT

BEIJING, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Top Chinese political advisor Jia Qinglin Monday called for more research into the theories of revolutionary couple Dr. Sun Yat-sen and Ms. Soong Ching Ling.

Jia Qinglin (L Front), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, meets with the representatives of the Soong Ching Ling foundations from home and abroad at a seminar in Beijing, capital of China, July 19, 2010.(Xinhua/ Liu Jiansheng)
Jia Qinglin (L Front), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's 
Political Consultative Conference, meets with the representatives of the Soong Ching 
Ling foundations from home and abroad at a seminar in Beijing, capital of China, July 19, 
2010.(Xinhua/ Liu Jiansheng)
"The great couple had rich experiences, pioneering goals and people-oriented ideas...We need to do deep research to grasp the ideas with academic and humanistic value and put them into practice in accordance with reality to better serve the new era," said Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

Jia made the remarks while meeting with representatives of the Soong Ching Ling foundations from home and abroad at a seminar.

Seventy representatives of the Soong Ching Ling foundations and Sun Yat-sen research institutes in ten countries and regions attended the seminar on Monday.

Jia noted that 2011 will be the 100th anniversary of the 1911 Revolution.

"Mr. Sun and Ms. Soong are recognized as great figures and a revolutionary couple. To deeply research their ideas and spirit is of significant and profound meaning for the revival of the Chinese nation and world peace and prosperity," Jia said.

Sun was born in 1866 and died in 1925. He is known to Chinese as a "great revolutionary and statesman." He led the 1911 Revolution that overthrew the imperial Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and ended more than 2,000 years of feudal rule.

Soong, born in Shanghai in 1893, was Sun's wife and a renowned activist in public affairs. She died in Beijing on May 29, 1981.

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Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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