On March 23, 1949, Mao Zedong, Zhu De, Liu Shaoqi, Zhou Enlai, Ren Bishi, and other five secretaries of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China led the Central Committee of the Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army Headquarters to leaveXibaipo,”Entering Beijing to rush for the exam.” On March 25, 1949, at 6 o’clock in the morning, Mao Zedong and other central leaders got off the train at Tsinghua Park Station and took a bus to the Yishou Hall of the Summer Palace to rest. They arrived at Xiyuan Airport at 16:00 that day to meet the democrats, from 17:00 to 17:45. Military parade at Fenxiyuan Airport. That night, Mao Zedong and other central leaders hosted a banquet for democrats in the Summer Palace, and then drove into the Xiangshan Shuangqing Villa. On September 21, six months later, Mao Zedong moved to Zhongnanhai Juxiang Bookstore. In the newly built Xiangshan Revolutionary Memorial Hall in 2019, we saw an extremely precious image from 72 years ago:On March 25, 1949, the five secretaries arrived at the end of the”Quick Test Road”-Beijing Tsinghua Park Station, in the afternoon. Go to Beijing Xiyuan Airport to hold a military parade. This is a simple and modest military parade. The images clearly show the expressions on the faces of people participating in the military parade, which is a complex emotion with smiles intertwined with tears. Most of the troops received were heroic troops who came from the front and made major sacrifices for the birth of New China. People’s Liberation Army 4th Field Army 14th Corps and 41st Corps (formerly the 4th Column of Northeast Field Army) in In the Battle of Liaoshen, the”Tashan Heroes Regiment” (367th Regiment), the”Tashan Defense Heroes Regiment” (369th Regiment), and the”Baitai Mountain Heroes Regiment” ( The 361st regiment) all commanders and fighters from the 3 regiments and cadres of the army company and above participated in the military parade. The review car drove to the”Tashan Heroes” battle flag and slowly stopped. Mao Zedong stared at the battle flag and saluted the soldiers. Liu Yalou, who was the commander-in-chief of the military parade, later recalled that he saw tears gleaming in the corner of Chairman Mao’s eyes.
At 5 pm on March 25, 1949, a grand military parade was held at Xiyuan Airport in Beiping. Central leading comrades such as Mao Zedong, Zhu De, Liu Shaoqi, Zhou Enlai and others reviewed the PLA troops. Xinhua News Agency profile photo
One detail worth noting is that the car that Mao Zedong took during the inspection was in Xibaipo In the same American jeep. This car is slightly worn-out. Before the inspection at Xiyuan Airport, someone suggested that it is better to change to a good car. Mao Zedong said, “Isn’t it better to take the trophies captured by our own army to review the hero’s troops?” At the entrance of the memorial hall, we saw a group of people swearing solemnly in front of the museum—we were in Xibaipo Village, where the “Quick Test” road started. 1. Before the site of the Second Plenary Session of the Seventh Central Committee, we also witnessed the scene of a group of party members queuing up for the oath. The sonorous and powerful swearing sound echoed, and it was exciting. The great achievements of the great men of that generation have been engraved on the monuments of the times, and for our generation, the”rush for the exam” is far from over.
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