Inner Monogolia's 70th anniversary

Added On August 8, 2017

Celebrations are ongoing to mark the 70th anniversary of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, the first province-level ethnic autonomous region in China.
Leading a delegation from the central authorities, China's top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng arrived in Hohhot on Monday for the occasion and presented gifts.
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The 63-person delegation arrived in Hohhot on Monday morning, receiving warm welcome at the airport.
Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, presented a plaque with an inscription by Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee.
It reads "building beautiful Inner Mongolia, achieving the great Chinese dream" in both Chinese and Mongolian.
Visiting an exhibition marking the region's achievements over the past 70 years, Yu lauded the progress in economic transformation, ethnic unity, poverty reduction and ecological security.
He also met with retired officials and people of various ethnic groups and from all walks of life, and extended greetings to them on behalf of the central delegation.
While meeting with senior military officers stationed in the region, Yu asked them to carry forward glorious military traditions, act in accordance with the instructions of the CPC Central Committee and the Central Military Commission, and make new contributions to the reform, development and stability of Inner Mongolia.
Meeting with armed police forces based there, Yu asked them to always stay vigilant and ensure that they follow the Party, fight to win and forge exemplary conduct.
When meeting with the armed forestry police, Yu urged them to focus on fire fighting and prevention.
He also joined the people at a grand evening party, which presented a feast of traditional dancing and singing.
With an area of 1.18 million square kilometers, Inner Mongolia covers about 12 percent of the country's land area.