Friday, January 8, 2010

China Stamps: 2010-2

China Stamps
Name: Centenary of the Birth of Comrade Song Renqiong (宋任穷同志诞生一百周年)
Number: 2010-2
Date of Issue: 08 January 2010
Value: 2 stamps/set

1.20元 (2-1):
Song Renqiong during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression
1.20元 (2-2): Song Renqiong in Reform and Opening-Up

Song Renqiong (1909 - 2005), born in Liuyang, Hunan Province, was an excellent member of the Communist Party of China (CPC), a great communist, and outstanding proletarian revolutionist, and a prominent leader in political work of the CPC and Chinese army. A member of CPC since 1926, Song participated in the Autumn Harvest Uprising in 1927, and together with Mao Zedong, formed the Jinggangshan Base of the Red Army. During the war period, Song devoted himself in many battles throughout the country, showing great fearlessness and selflessness. Since the founding of New China, he ever acted as secretary of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, deputy director of the Advisory Commission of the CPC Central Committee, and vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). In 1955, he was conferred the rank of general. In the nearly 80 years of his revolutionary career, Song devoted his lifetime to the liberation of the Chinese people and the cause of Chinese socialist modernization. His lofty morality and brilliant achievements have been deeply imprinted in people's mind.

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