Senior leader attends symposium marking uprising of aviation companies

08:06, November 12, 2009      

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Chinese top political advisor Jia Qinglin attended a symposium in Beijing on Wednesday to mark the 60th anniversary of the uprising of two air carriers in Hong Kong in 1949.

On Nov. 9, 1949, a total of 12 aircraft from the carriers flew from Hong Kong to Beijing and Tianjin on the Chinese mainland during the uprising, a move embraced by the New China. Mao Zedong called it "a very patriotic action of great significance."

Du Qinglin, head of the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, said the precious spirit of the uprising should be inherited and promoted, to encourage all the Chinese to make unswerving contributions to the rejuvenation of the nation.

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