[Explanation] On April 2, the Qingming Festival is approaching.

On the square in front of the Memorial Hall of the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, Yin Xueshan, a 93-year-old veteran of the New Fourth Army, a representative of the Anti-Japanese War Veteran, led the descendants of the Anti-Japanese War generals, children, and representatives of Taiwan compatriots in Beijing to the sculpture of the Medal of Independence and Freedom. The heroic martyrs of the Anti-Japanese War and all the revolutionary martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country and the people present flower baskets.

  [Explanation] At the scene, more than 20 youth representatives from the capital and youth representatives from Taiwan compatriots in Beijing recited the "Writing on the Mausoleum of the Yellow Emperor" written by Mao Zedong.

Lin Jiaxuan, a young Taiwanese student from Minzu University of China, told reporters that during the Qingming Festival every year, she will take the initiative to participate in the commemoration of the martyrs, because this is a history that every Chinese should remember.

  [Concurrent] Lin Jiaxuan, a youth representative of Taiwan compatriots in Beijing

  After I really stepped into the Anti-Japanese War Museum for the first time, I saw those items and imagined that the current picture was actually quite shocking.

After all, what we have developed now is the result of the efforts of the heroes and martyrs, so I think the commemoration is very meaningful, and it allows us to remember that period of history more clearly.

Today's theme is to build the Chinese soul together. In fact, the two sides of the Taiwan Strait can get to know each other further through cultural exchanges.

  [Explanation] After Taiwan was occupied by Japan in 1895, the people of Taiwan began to resist Japan.

After the "July 7 Incident", the people of Taiwan also participated in the whole nation's war of resistance.

Lin Li, a Taiwanese compatriot in Beijing who made a special trip to pay homage to the martyrs, is a descendant of the Lin family in Wufeng, Taiwan. Several generations of the family have defended Taiwan and defended the country and continued to fight against Japan.

  [Concurrent] Taiwan compatriot Lin Li in Beijing

  My family is the Wufeng Lin family in Taiwan, and it is a national hero for three generations of a century-old Taiwanese family. My parents also participated in the revolution of the Communist Party of China and the construction of socialism. Therefore, as a part of Taiwan compatriots, we must inherit the family's heritage.

In the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression, the two sides of the Strait are completely consistent in maintaining national unity and liberation, and resisting foreign aggression, and have always fought side by side.

Although the DPP authorities are now firmly carrying the idea of ​​"Taiwan independence", in fact, Taiwanese people are increasingly seeing that if they want to have a way out, they can only rely on our great motherland.

  [Explanation] Gao Xinmao, a descendant of the Anti-Japanese War generals, donated his father's relics to the Anti-Japanese War Museum. He hopes that the red gene can continue to be passed on from generation to generation.

  [Same period] Gao Xinmao, a descendant of the generals of the Anti-Japanese War

  My father was first of all patriotic, and later he followed the Communist Party. He was not afraid of sacrifice and heroic struggle. He defeated Japanese imperialism, liberated the whole of China, and won the Korean War, which made the Chinese nation stand up.

What we still have to do is to carry forward the national spirit and let our next generation of red genes be passed on from generation to generation.

When the motherland needs them, they can be like their ancestors who are not afraid of sacrifice and move forward bravely.

  [Explanation] Since 2009, the Anti-Japanese War Museum has held a series of educational activities on the theme of "Remembering the Qingming Festival" during the Qingming Festival for 14 consecutive years.

The commemorative activities in 2022 will be carried out through cloud exhibitions, cloud live broadcasts, cloud classrooms, online memorial services, on-site flowers, and writing messages.

  Reporter Wang Shibo reports from Beijing

Responsible editor: [Cheng Chunyu]

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