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China-Vietnam friendship called for on Ho Chi Minh’s Birthday [People’s Daily Online]

Posted in Deng Xiaoping, Ho Chi Minh, Mao Zedong, Sino-Vietnamese friendship, Vietnam with tags , , , on May 20, 2010 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Commemorating the birthday of legendary revolutionary Vietnam President Ho Chi Minh…a day late.

The following post is from the People’s Daily Online Forum, the poster is anonymous but would seem to be a Chinese person who is calling for improvement in Sino-Vietnamese ties.  I’m posting it uncorrected despite a good number of typos and slightly abridged .  —  S

Restore China-Vietnam friendship back in Ho Chi Minh Era

—-Dedicated to the 120th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890-September,2 1969)

May 19, 2010 marks the 120th birth anniversary of former Vietnam President Ho Chi Minh.  From the view of Chinese and Vietnamese people, President Ho Chi Minh is an amiable and respectable leader; in the west, he  was considered as a great pioneer for Vietnam’s national independence. The ties between China and Vietnam were experiencing an unprecedented honeymoon stage during the Ho Chi Minh Era.

Chinese traditional culture especially Confucianism deeply influenced Ho Chi Minh. This is a poem collection selected 100 poems Ho Chi Minh wrote down in Chinese during his detention from 1942 to 1943.

Time-honored friendship



Ho Chin Minh Mao done.jpg                      


On the eve of foundation of the People’s Republic of China, Ho Chi Minh made a secret visit to Beijing for the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations as well as the aid from China to support Vietnam’s revolution. China’s central government immediately agreed to offer all-sided aid for Vietnam ranging from weapons to medical materials, which lasted for almost 25 years.

Vietnam suffered a long history of big powers’ occupation in the past,which reflected the up-and-down of the world situation. What’s the way for Vietnam to shake off poverty and weakness? …

We are commemorating the 120th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh and wish the Sino-Vietnamese relations back to the honeymoon stage in Ho Chi Minh Era featuring mutual trust and development !
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