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The spirit of veterans in Tibetan reconstruction December 2, 2020

The spirit of veterans in Tibetan reconstruction 

In early January 1950, months after the People's Republic was founded, the CPC Central Committee decided to send PLA troops to liberate Tibet. A spirit was fostered during this period – a spirit of the liberation of old Tibet by the PLA troops, of the consequent development of a new Tibet by the people, and of the people dispatched from other parts of the country on assistance missions.

This spirit features the tenacity to confront any danger and difficulty, strong combat capability, great endurance, ethnic solidarity, and selfless devotion. It is rooted in the great traditions of the CPC, and is a precious legacy created by generations of soldiers stationed in Tibet and the local people of many ethnic groups in building a new Tibet. Xi Jinping praised this spirit at the central symposiums on Tibet-related work held in August 2015 and August 2020.