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The spirit of the Yimeng old revolutionary base area December 2, 2020

The spirit of the Yimeng old revolutionary base area

The Yimeng region in central-southern Shandong Province is an old revolutionary base area. Through China's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, starting in the 1930s, to the War of Liberation in late 1940s, this was one of the major strongholds of the CPC. The local people made huge sacrifices and enormous contributions to the success of the national revolution, in the course of which they developed a spirit that is summarized as "loving the Party and the people's army, engaging in pioneering work and arduous struggle, and making a selfless contribution.”

In November 2013, while inspecting Linyi, a city in the Yimeng region, Xi Jinping said, "the spirit of the Yimeng region, together with that of Yan'an, Jinggang Mountains and Xibaipo, is a precious treasure of the Party and the state, and should never be neglected."