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The Giant Portrait of Sun Yat-sen Hung in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square


Tourists were visiting Tiananmen Square on April, 28.

Sun Yat-sen

A giant portrait of Sun Yat-sen is officially hung in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square for the purpose of the coming international Labor Day. It is about 6 meters high and 2,000 kg. It is a routine to hang Sun Yat-sen’s portrait in Tiananmen Square during the Labor Day and the National Day holiday. This year, the portrait will be hung until the end of the short holiday of Labor Day.

Introduction to Sun Yat-sen

Sun Yat-sen (12 November 1866 - 12 March 1925), with his original name Sun Wen and styled name Yixian (Yat Sen), was a Chinese doctor, revolutionary and political leader. As the foremost pioneer of Nationalist China, Sun is frequently referred to as the Founding Father of Republican China, a view agreed upon by both the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of China (Taiwan). He played an instrumental role in inspiring the overthrow of the Qing Dynasty, the last imperial dynasty of China. Sun was the first provisional president when the Republic of China (ROC) was founded in 1912 and later co-founded the Chinese National People’s Party or Kuomintang (KMT) where he served as its first leader. Sun was a uniting figure in post-Imperial China, and remains unique among 20th-century Chinese politicians for being widely revered amongst the people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait. After he passed away, his tomb was transferred to Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum in Zijin Mount, Nanjing on June 1, 1929.

Editor:Yang Xin and Clark Cahill