Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    9 / -3   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Politics

China commemorates passing-away of Dr. Sun Yat-sen


15:33, March 12, 2012

BEIJING, March 12 (Xinhua) -- A ceremony was held on Monday in Beijing to commemorate the 87th anniversary of the passing away of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, a revered revolutionary leader who played a pivotal role in overthrowing imperial rule in China.

Representatives from all walks of life attended the ceremony in Beijing's Zhongshan Park (named after Dr. Sun Yat-sen), and bowed three times in front of the Sun Yat-sen Statue to show their respect.

The ceremony was presided over by Li Wuwei, vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Born in 1866 in Xiangshan county (now Zhongshan city) in south China's Guangdong province, Dr. Sun is known for his leading role during the 1911 Revolution, which overthrew the imperial Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and put an end to more than 2,000 years of feudal rule in China.

Dr. Sun founded a republican government in Nanjing in 1911 after the fall of Qing Dynasty. He died of illness in Beijing on March 12, 1925.


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. 8 babies rescued in human trafficking crackdown

  2. Flowers bloom in Shandong

  3. 17 Afghan civilians shot dead by a U.S. soldier

  4. 3rd COMIC & GAME UNION expo in Beijing

Most Popular


  1. Truth about Tibet is slowly coming to light
  2. Expert: Glitter of foreign diploma to fade away
  3. NPC reform reflects vote of confidence
  4. Facing problems forges confidence for development
  5. Defense budget guards peaceful intentions
  6. Will China's economy keep growing or slow down?
  7. Chinese products bring benefits to U.S. consumers
  8. Is international 'hot money' flowing into China?
  9. China's economy to roar ahead amid global woes
  10. U.S. solution to Syria issue doomed to failure

What's happening in China

Hey job candidate, what's your sign?

  1. Wenzhou mulls first hanging rail transit
  2. Rural Chinese pollution to be monitored soon
  3. Buddhist relic to be shown in Hong Kong
  4. Snowfall hammers animal husbandry in NW China
  5. Opinion divided to better school bus service

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai