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China planning national Martyrs’ Day

Updated: Aug 25,2014 10:01 AM     Xinhua

China is planning to set September 30 as Martyrs’ Day to commemorate those who lost their lives fighting for national independence and prosperity.

National commemoration activities will be held on the date, according to a draft bill submitted for discussion at the ongoing bimonthly session of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, to be held from Monday to Sunday.

The date is one day before China’s National Day, when Chinese leaders lay flowers at the Monument to the People’s Heroes in Tiananmen Square, downtown Beijing.