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Updated: 2021-08-02 08:58 ( China Daily )
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'Great rescue'

After the Japanese army occupied Hong Kong in December 1941, it ordered Chinese intellectuals who had previously fled to the city to surrender. To evacuate these patriotic figures and prevent them from being put under arrest by Japanese troops, forces led by the Communist Party of China carried out a mission called the "great rescue". In about 200 days, CPC guerrillas helped more than 800 people, including foreigners from several countries, to escape an intensive hunt by the Japanese forces in Hong Kong, and escorted them to safety. Among the cultural luminaries were He Xiangning, a social activist and advocate of women's rights, and Mao Dun, writer who later became New China's first culture minister. For the Culture Succession exhibition is being held in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, in memory of this mission. The show has related documents, vintage photos and other items. The exhibition at the He Xiangning Art Museum, through Sept 15, also shows paintings by prominent Chinese artists of the 20th century, including some who experienced the "great rescue".They were donated by Liao Anxiang, a Party member who participated in the mission, to Jiaying University in Meizhou, Guangdong.

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