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Forum Marks 100th Anniversary of Qu Qiubai's Birth

  A forum marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Qu Qiubai, one of the major leaders during the early days of the Communist Party of China (CPC), was held in Beijing on January 29 by the CPC Central Committee in the Great Hall of the People.

  Wei Jianxing, a member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Central Committee's Political Bureau, said in his address to the forum that Qu was an important CPC leader, a great Marxist, an outstanding proletarian revolutionary, theorist and publicist, as well as a major contributor to literature in the cause of China's revolution.

  Wei, also a member of the CPC Central Committee's Secretariat, added that Qu made important contributions to publicizing Marxism in China and the formation of Mao Zedong Thought. He called for learning from Qu's revolutionary spirit to make greater contribution to the country.

  Under the persecution of Wang Ming, one of the CPC's early leaders, Qu was dismissed from his important posts in the CPC Central Committee. But he soon took an active part in the struggles launched by the left-wing cultural front, together with Lu Xun, in Shanghai.

  On June 18, 1935, Qu Qiubai was executed by Kuomintang reactionaries in Changding County in east China's Fujian Province.

  Li Tieying, a member of the CPC Central Committee's Political Bureau, presided over today's forum, which was attended by more than 300 people from all walks of life.

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