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99 Hunanese to Mourn over Chairman Mao in Beijing on Qing Ming Festival

A group of 99 Hunanese will fly to Beijing by charted plane on April 4 to mourn over Chairman Mao Zedong at the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, presenting flower baskets and chanting Yearning of Hunan People, and memoiring people's heroes at the Monument to the People's Heroes at Tiananmen Square.

The memorial ceremony is launched by Hunan People's Radio Station, and co-hosted by the Chinese Culture Promotion Society, China Radio International (CRI), Beijing Broadcasting and TV Station, and Hunan Broadcasting System. On March 31, the list of the 99 representatives was made public. Those Hunanese include Mao Anping, son of the paternal cousin of Mao Zedong, Mao Yushi, secretary of the general Party branch of Shaoshan Village, Major General Huang Zushi, former deputy political commissar of Hunan Provincial Military District, Yong Xiaochun, China's only private collector of Mao's badges, as well as teachers and students representatives from Hunan First Normal University (Chairman Mao's Alma Mater), outstanding Party members, national model workers and ethnic minority deputies from across the province.