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The spirit of Xibaipo December 2, 2020

The spirit of Xibaipo

Xibaipo is a small village in the mountains in Hebei Province. From May 1948 to March 1949, it served as the center of the leadership of the revolution and the supreme command headquarters of the Communist-led People's Liberation Army. From there the CPC emerged from the mountains to win ultimate victory and then found the People's Republic. This historic sequence of events gave rise to the "Xibaipo spirit."

The spirit of Xibaipo was defined by Mao Zedong at the Second Plenary Session of the Seventh CPC Central Committee, held in the village in April 1949, the gist of which is "to remain modest and prudent, struggle on tirelessly, and rely on the people to attain solidarity and unity."