Xi: Taiwan question will be resolved as national rejuvenation becomes reality

Updated: 2021-10-12chinadaily.com.cn

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President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, delivers an important speech at a commemorative meeting marking the 110th anniversary of the Revolution of 1911 at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Oct 9, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at a gathering on Saturday to mark the 110th anniversary of the Revolution of 1911, also known as the Xinhai Revolution, which ended more than 2,000 years of imperial rule in China and spread the ideas of democracy and equality among the Chinese people.

Here are the highlights:

On 1911 Revolution

- 1911 Revolution ended the absolute monarchy that had ruled China for thousands of years and paved the way for the profound social changes that have taken place in modern China

- 1911 Revolution led to search for path to national rejuvenation

- Dr. Sun Yat-sen was a great national hero, a great patriot and a great pioneer of China's democratic revolution

- Large numbers of revolutionaries, patriots rallied with aim of revitalizing China under Sun's leadership, influence

- Revolution of 1911 brought about establishment of republic on Chinese soil, first of its kind in Asia

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