CPC's Centennial Story Intertwined with HK | HK a rear base during Anti-Japanese War
In 1937, when the anti-Japanese War fully broke out, Hong Kong became an important center of wartime activities.
In 1938, Liao Chengzhi and Pan Hannian were entrusted with a mission at that critical and difficult moment to go south to HK to set up an office of the Eighth Route Army in HK, unite various patriotic groups, and collect materials for mainland troops to fight against the invaders.
After the outbreak of the Pacific War in 1941, followed by the fall of HK, a guerrilla force in Guangdong, led by the CPC, entered the New Territories of HK to fight against bandits and appeal to the villagers to defend their hometown. The“HK Battalion of the Dongjiang Column”was later established, which launched many attacks against the Japanese army.
In addition, the CPC organized a secret mission in HK to rescue a number of influential cultural figures, including Soong Ching-ling, He Xiangning, Mao Dun and Xia Yan.
What important role did HK play as the rear base of the CPC forces during the Anti-Japanese War? Watch the video to find out more details.
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