A delegation of Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee led by its Deputy Secretary Nguyen Thi Thu Ha on April 11 paid a floral tribute to martyr Pham Hong Thai at his grave in Huang Hua Gang Memorial Park in China’s Guangzhou city.

Ha recalled the revolutionary life of the martyr, who tried to assassinate the then French Governor-General Martial Merlin when he visited Guangzhou. The assassination failed but helped encourage the national liberation movement.

Pham Hong Thai was born on May 14, 1895 in Hung Nguyen district, the central province of Nghe An. After the unsuccessful assassination, he was wanted and then threw himself in the Pearl River on June 19, 1924.

Seventy two Chinese martyrs, who died during the 1911 Wuchang uprising, were buried in Huang Hua Gang Memorial Park. Thai is the only foreign soldier rested there.-VNA