Sun Yat-sen champion of national integrity, unity: Xi
BEIJING, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, said on Friday that revolutionary pioneer Sun Yat-sen had staunchly championed the integrity of the country and unity of the nation, at a gathering to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Sun Yat-sen's birth.
"Sun Yat-sen unequivocally opposed any remarks or actions that attempted to split the country or the nation," Xi, who is also Chinese President and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, said in his speech.
Quoting Sun, Xi said that united, the people of the entire country benefit; disunited, people suffer.
"Any attempt to split the country will be resolutely opposed by all Chinese people," Xi said, vowing "we'll never allow anyone, any organization or political Party to rip out any part of our territory at any time or in any form."[ Editor:yfs001]