BEIJING, Nov. 18 (Xinhuanet) -- A symposium was held
here Friday to commemorate the 90th birth anniversary of the late senior leader
of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Hu Yaobang.
|A symposium is held to commemorate the 90th birth anniversary of the late senior leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Hu Yaobang in Beijing Nov.18, 2005. (Xinhua photo)|
The official commemoration, organized by the CPC
Central Committee, was attended by Premier Wen Jiabao, Vice President Zeng
Qinghong and Secretary of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection
Addressing the commemoration, Vice President Zeng
said, "Comrade Hu Yaobang was a long-tested and staunch communist warrior, a
great proletarian revolutionist and statesman, an outstanding political leader
for the Chinese army, and a prominent leader who had long assumed crucial
leading posts of the CPC."
"In his revolutionary career of six decades," Zeng
said, "he contributed all his life and built immortal merits for the liberation
and happiness of the Chinese people, for the development and prosperity of the
Chinese socialism, for implementation of the reform and opening-up policy as
well as the country's socialist modernization drive."
"His historic achievements and moral character will
always remembered by the Party and our people," Zeng said.
Hu was born on Nov. 20, 1915, to a poor peasant
family in central China's Hunan Province and joined the CPC in September of
In December 1978 at the landmark third plenum of the
11th CPC Central Committee, Hu was elected a member of the Political Bureau of
the CPC Central Committee. In February 1980, he was elected general secretary of
the CPC Central Committee. In September 1982, he again took the post of general
secretary of the CPC Central Committee. In November 1987, he was elected a
member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee.
After leading the CPC Central Committee Organization
Department at the end of 1977, Hu helped correct numerous misjudged cases during
the Culture Revolution (1966-1976) and exonerate more than three million purged
|Hu Yaobang (right) and China's paramount leader Deng Xiaoping raise their hands in adopting the decision on economic system reform at the third plenum of the 12th central committee of the Chinese Communist Party in this September 1982 file photo. [newsphoto]|
Never having received higher education, the
open-minded Hu stressed the importance of knowledge for a modern China. "Without
intellectuals," he ever said, "we could not achieve the four modernization in
industry, agriculture, defense and science and technology."
Zeng said all Party members should learn from Hu's
merits of caring for the overall situation and frankness.
Zeng also praised Hu for safeguarding interests of
the Party and the people.
About 350 senior officials and celebrities, including
Hu's relatives, also attended the commemoration. Enditem