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Official website launched to honor Chinese martyrs


13:15, April 02, 2013

BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Civil Affairs on Tuesday launched a website to honor martyrs and appeal to the public to learn from their spirit.

The website includes eight columns, as well as information on 1.86 million martyrs, 4,151 martyr cemeteries and the heroic deeds of more than 3,000 famous Chinese martyrs, the ministry said.

Designed in 2012, relevant policies and gathered data are collected and summarized on the site. It also features online memorial ceremonies and ways for the families of martyrs to connect with other relatives, the ministry said.

According to the ministry, the website is the first official web portal dedicated to carrying forward the martyr spirit.

The ministry also called for greener memorial activities to commemorate the upcoming Tomb-Sweeping Day, which falls on April 4 this year.

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