On April 13, 2011, over five hundred retired veteran cadres from Dongguan City of Guangdong Province arrived in Shaoshan via China’s first red passenger dedicated line （PDL）. The cadres made this travel in order to visit the Former Residence of Chairman Mao Zedong and recall the remarkable achievements of Chairman Mao.
The cadres were warmly received by Shaoshan people. Zhang Zhanwu, deputy director of Shaoshan Administrative Bureau and other respected leaders attended the welcoming ceremony. At Mao Zedong Square, cadres from Dongguan City held a grand memorial ceremony and presented flower bouquets to the Bronze Statue of Chairman Mao.
Deputy Director Zhang stated that Dongguan is a shinning pearl of south China since this was the place which gave birth to reform and opening up, while Shaoshan is the home of the great man, Mao Zedong On the 90th anniversary of the founding of China’s Communist Party, the attendees of the ceremony gathered in the hometown of Chairman Mao to appreciate azaleas, reflecting Dongguan people’s affection towards Shaoshan and their love for Chairman Mao.
Translator: Zhang Minsi
Source: Hunan Official Web Portal