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Memorial Event Held at Liu Shaoqi's Hometown

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Visitors to the Liu Shaoqi Bronze Statue Square in Huaminglou town, gathered to pay their respects to Liu Shaoqi, one of China's foremost revolutionaries, statesmen and theorists, on April 4 as part of Tomb Sweeping Day (Qingming Festival) commemorations.
More than 1,000 people, including the late former president's daughter, Liu Aiqin, laid wreaths and bouquets of flowers at the statue in Liu Shaoqi's hometown.

Liu Aiqin, daughter of the late former president Liu Shaoqi, pays tribute to her father at Huaminglou, Ningxiang county in Changsha on April 4. [Photo by Zou Lin / Changsha Evening News]
Qingming festival is an age-old tradition in China, whereby people gather to mourn their deceased relatives and honor their ancestors, usually by burning incense and placing flowers on tombs.
The memorial event was organized by the Ningxiang county Party committee. Attendees include Liu's relatives, representatives from various walks of life and local residents.
Huaminglou town in Changsha's Ningxiang county is the hometown of Liu, who was once president of the People's Republic of China from April 1959 to October 1968.

The Liu Shaoqi Memorial Hall in Huaminglou is a key historical monument under state-level protection, including his former residence and bronze statue.