China commemorates centenary of imperial rule’s endOctober 9th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 9 (IANS) China held a grand ceremony at the Great Hall of the People here Sunday to commemorate the centennial of the 1911 Revolution that terminated 2,000 years of imperial rule.
The 1911 Revolution, or the Xinhai Revolution, began Oct 10, 1911 with an armed uprising.
Chinese President Hu Jintao stressed that the country will continue to vigorously foster patriotism and strengthen the great unity of all China’s ethnic groups and of all the Chinese at home and abroad, Xinhua reported.
“Patriotism is the soul of the Chinese nation and a powerful force mobilizing and uniting the whole nation to strive to revitalize China,” said Hu.
“We must consolidate and expand the broadest possible patriotic united front, and foster harmonious relations between political parties, between ethnic groups, between religions, between social strata, and between compatriots at home and overseas,” added Hu.
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