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chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: June 28, 2021

Red tourism has been gaining popularity recently as this year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. There are a number of red tourism sites with historical significance in Jining, East China's Shandong province, where visitors can relive the nation's turbulent times and learn about their revolutionary forerunners.

Monument of the Battle of Yangshan


A sculpture that depicts Liu Bocheng, Deng Xiaoping, and many soldiers is located at the Monument of the Battle of Yangshan in Jining, East China's Shandong province. [Photo/jnnews.tv]

The Monument of the Battle of Yangshan was established in Jinxiang county in 1952 in honor of the martyrs that fought in combat in southwest Shandong in 1947. It is a key heritage site under national-level protection.

The Battle of Yangshan was the last fight before armies led by Liu Bocheng and Deng Xiaoping started the Battle of Dabie Mountains, which represented a turning point of the second Chinese Civil War.

The monument has a collection of more than 2,000 historical photos and items, including a telegram sent to Liu and Deng from Chairman Mao Zedong.

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