People's Daily launches 'Zhuixun' campaign on Youth Day

14:52, May 05, 2011      

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Dozens of students from 18 universities across China gathered at the offices People's Daily on "Youth Day," which falls on May 4 of every year, to witness the official launch of "Zhuixun" campaign, meaning "to search," in Beijing.

These students attending the ceremony will revisit the revolutionary homes and red historical sites to review the glorious course of the Communist Party of China (CPC) since its founding in 1921.

"Youth are the spirit of a country and the hope of a nation," said Zhang Yannong, president of People's Daily, while addressing the opening ceremony.

It has been a splendid and brilliant epic story since the CPC was founded in 1921, New China was established in 1949 and the Reform and Open Door policy was adopted in 1978. The youth are expected to review the glorious path and history of the CPC, to carry on the CPC's fine tradition and shining achievement.

Students can have a unique experience through the campaign, which will be valuable and memorable for them. Wu Quanheng, editor-in-chief of People's Daily, also attended the opening ceremony.

Student representative Li Liang from Peking University, Party Secretary of Tsinghua University Hu Heping and President of National Development Bank also delivered speech at the campaign. Jiang Chaoliang, Hu Heping, members of the editorial committee of People's Daily, presented flags to teams to take part in the campaign.

The "Zhuixun" campaign, one of the activities by People's Daily to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the CPC, aims to bring the revolutionary history closer to the young generations and help them better understand the red tradition. Through the campaign, the students will trace the footmarks of the proletarian revolution, red power and party building. A total of 90 students from 18 universities across the country will take part in the campaign.

The 90 students will be divided into nine teams and set off in three groups. They will travel to 25 provinces and municipalities. The first group has already set off after the opening ceremony, and the second and third groups will set off in May.

By Zhang Xinyi, People's Daily Online
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