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Cartoon Commentary, President Xi's Shanxi visit①: Upholding "Lyuliang Spirit" to stimulate poverty relief campaign

Editor: Li Shouen 丨CCTV.com

06-26-2017 17:10 BJT

By Song Xiongwei, Aassociate Professor, Department of Politics, China National School of Administration; Cartoon drawing by Chi Ying

On June 21, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a visit to Shanxi province. He visited Lyuliang revolutionary memorial museum in Xing County of Lyuliang City and laid a basket of flowers to mark respect for the country's martyrs. Xi advocated to carry forward the "Lyuliang Spirit" and work hard for improving people's lives and to achieve great rejuvenation of the nation.
Regardless of tiredness in the journey, Xi walked on the rugged dirt local road in the village, inspected villagers' living conditions, learned about what causes poverty for these families, and explored approaches for them to obtain stable incomes. He spoke with local cadres and peoples about the poverty relief campaign.
The "Lyuliang Spirit" originated in the revolutionary war years. It is formed on the basis of sacrifices from countless revolutionary martyrs. Hard work and self-improvement constitute the core of "Lyuliang Spirit".
In spite of changed times and better conditions, we should not forget predecessors in the revolutionary years who sacrificed their lives, should not abandon the "Lyuliang Spirit" that reflects the CPC (Communist Party of China)'s fundamental purpose and good style. It is deemed a spiritual wealth. The current period is a crucial stage for the poverty relief campaign, thus the serious poverty-stricken area is the top priority of this campaign.
Through carrying forward the "Lyuliang Spirit" and this revolutionary tradition, and gathering driving forces to roll up sleeves and work harder, can it be favorable for people to escape poverty. Local residents can improve their living standards, just like the sesame grows steadily.

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