President Truong Tan Sang attended a ceremony to mark the 110 th
anniversary of the birth of the late revolutionary Chau Van Liem, one of
the founders of the Communist Party of Vietnam, in Duc Hoa district, in
the southern province of Long An on June 29.
At the event, the Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Mai Van
Chinh, reviewed Liem’s revolutionary struggles, a typical example of
young patriots and a resilient communist fighter who devoted his life to
national liberation and the communist ideal.
Liem was born on June 29, 1902 in Thoi Thanh commune, Thoi Lai district of Can Tho City.
He joined a communist organisation in 1927 and was elected as
Secretary of Long Xuyen province’s party committee one year later.
March, 1929, he was elected to the Standing Committee of the southern
party committee and attended the national youth congress in Hong Kong,
He returned home to revive Vietnam ’s
revolutionary youth association and set up the Communist Party of
Annam, then became one of the founders of the Communist Party of An Nam,
the first communist organisation in the southern region.
Liem and Nguyen Thieu represented the An Nam Communist Party at a
meeting to unite communist organisations and establish the Communist
Party of Vietnam on February 3, 1930.
He was sent
home by Nguyen Ai Quoc to unite communist organisations from Khanh Hoa
to Ca Mau provinces. He was then assigned to act as Secretary of the
inter-provincial Gia Dinh-Cho Lon Party Committee.
4, 1930, Liem directed and led farmers during a struggle in Duc Hoa
when they demanded a cut in taxes, but died bravely when fighting the
President Truong Tan Sang and those attending
offered incense in commemoration of Chau Van Liem and attended the
inauguration of the second phase of the memorial at Duc Hoa.
The memorial includes photographs and documents reflecting the
revolutionary struggles of people in Duc Hoa district in particular and
Long An province in general as well as the revolutionary cause of Chau