Studies of the Long March Legacy Continues to Be Fruitful, with a Succession of the Third National Conference of the Long March Legacy and the First International Symposium of the Long March Spirit Respectively in Hunan and Guangxi in China
罗范懿 马新存 曹光雄 刘晓峰 ［俄］康斯坦丁诺夫
By Luo Fanyi, Ma Xincun, Cao Guangxiong, Liu Xiaofeng, and Konstantinov from Russia
From November 21st to 28th, 2018, Southern China embraces sunshine after a continuous rain and mountains and rivers along the Xiangjiang River take on enchanting appearances on these seeming spring days. It was on these very days Four score and four years ago that a batch of Chinese teenagers, in their hot pursuit for the truth and ideals, made a breakthrough at an upstream port of the Xiangjiang River so that they would fight against the Japanese invaders in Northern China. Their blood dyed the river and their sacrifices awakened the conscience of the masses. Hence, the Communist Party of China chose Mao Zedong as their leader along the Long March by the Red Army when revolutionary cause in China was suffering from reactionary reign of terror and soldiers of the Red Army finally learned of the encouraging news of “a shift of the military strategies at Tongdao Conference” and “an establishment of the leadership of Mao Zedong at Zunyi Conference”. From then on, the Chinese revolution has been moving forward from one victory to another.
Just as a poetical line goes “the green mountains take on their beautiful looks”, the sunny days and beautiful landscapes of the revolutionary bases embraced international friends who took huge interest in studies of the Long March and conference delegates who come from over 20 provinces and welcomed and praised the Third National Seminar of the Long March Spirit and the First International Symposium of the Long March Legacy, both of which are dedicated to commemorating and promoting the Long March of the Red Army 84 years ago.