Nanjing, 3 Mar (Xinhua) -- On the morning of 28 March, Ma Yingjeou, former chairman of the Chinese Kuomintang, and his entourage paid a visit to the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Nanjing.
The green mountains are majestic, the pines and cypresses are green, and the Zhongshan Mausoleum is solemn and solemn in the foothills of the Purple Mountain in the eastern suburbs of Nanjing. Dr. Sun Yat-sen died in Beijing in 1925 and was buried in the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Nanjing in 1929.
At about 9 a.m., Ma Ying-jeou and his entourage arrived at Zhongshan Mausoleum Boai Square, walked up the stairs and entered the altar hall. Facing the stone statue of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, Ma Yingjeou and his entourage stood silently and solemnly. The celebrant announces the beginning of the ceremony, and Ma Ying-jeou lays a wreath to the seated statue.
The celebrant then reads the offering. The text praises Dr. Sun Yat-sen's great achievements and the festival of high winds and bright winds, and writes: "The people on both sides of the strait, both belong to China, and the descendants of Yanhuang, revitalize the nation, create the future together, and pass on the salary." The consensus of '92, the foundation for peace. Life is thoughtful, the people seek happiness, common development, and boundless continuity. ”
After the text was read, Ma Ying-jeou and his entourage observed a minute of silence. Afterwards, Ma Ying-jeou and the main members of his entourage entered the tomb and hung the coffin of Dr. Sun Yat-sen.
In the ear room of the altar hall, Ma Ying-jeou inscribed "Peaceful Struggle to Rejuvenate China" to commemorate it.
After visiting the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Ma Ying-jeou was interviewed by the media. He said: The people on both sides of the strait belong to the Chinese nation and are all descendants of Yanhuang. We deeply hope that the two sides of the strait will work together to pursue peace, avoid war, and strive to rejuvenate China; this is the unavoidable responsibility of the cross-strait Chinese, and we must strive to realize it. It is hoped that the young people of Taiwan will have a deep understanding of Mr. Zhongshan's life and cross-strait relations, and realize that the two sides of the strait must struggle peacefully in order to rejuvenate China. When I came to the mainland this time, I saw that our mainland friends were very enthusiastic and the people were very welcome, and we will convey this good intentions to the Taiwan people after we go back.
Dr. Sun Yat-sen was a great national hero, a great patriot, a great pioneer of China's democratic revolution, and was admired by all the sons and daughters of China. Determined to save the country and the people, he was the first to shout the slogan of "rejuvenating China" and made contributions to the annals of history for the Chinese nation. He stressed that "'reunification' is the hope of all the Chinese people," always firmly upheld national unity and ethnic unity, and took a clear-cut stand against words and deeds that split the country and the nation. (Xinhuanet)