Revolutionaries’ heirs vow support for Party, reforms

By Kou Jie Source:Global Times Published: 2016-2-25 0:33:01

Many descendants of  People's Republic of China (PRC)'s founding fathers have made open remarks strongly supporting the Party on several occasions over the past two months, promoting the better implementation of central government policies, observers said.

About 800 descendants of China's revolutionary leaders showed their support of President Xi Jinping's comprehensive reform campaign at a gathering in Beijing on Sunday, reported, a website promoting "red tourism," or tourism related to the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Attendees included Chen Haosu - a son of Chen Yi, one of the 10 marshals appointed in 1955 - and Chen Weihua, a daughter of CPC revolutionary veteran Chen Yun.

Hu Muying - the daughter of Hu Qiaomu, who served as a secretary to Chairman Mao Zedong - addressed the gathering with a speech praising the latest military reforms.

Hu also urged leaders' descendants to actively respond to policies strengthening Party self-discipline in addition to making contributions to the Party's vitality.

Many descendants have rich experience in politics. They are sensitive to political issues and have a profound understanding of policies due to their family background, which makes their opinions quite valuable to the central government, Zhuang Deshui, a deputy director of the Research Center for Government Integrity-Building at Peking University, told the Global Times.

It is not the first time in 2016 that offspring of the founders of the PRC have gathered to show their support for the Party. Similar gatherings also took place in the past two months at events commemorating the 40th anniversary of Zhou Enlai's death and the 130th anniversary of Zhu De's birth, The Beijing News reported.

During a Spring Festival gathering in Beijing on February 2, descendants also expressed their strong belief in the Party, news portal reported.

"These descendants are public figures who possess remarkable influence among the ordinary people. Showing their support of the Party publicly will lead to better implementation of the government's policies," Zhuang said.

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