June 1, 2018 -- Kindergarten children show their paintings on Thursday to celebrate International Children’s Day, which is Friday, in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province. MENG DELONG / FOR CHINA DAILY
June 1, 2018 -- President Xi Jinping encouraged children in Zhaojin, a former revolutionary base in Shaanxi province, to become useful people to the country ahead of International Children's Day, which falls on Friday.
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remark in a letter of reply to students at Beiliang Red Army Primary School on Wednesday.
The president said he was pleased to know that the children learn the revolutionary history of Zhaojin from the elderly people in the town and as a result feel proud of their home.
Zhaojin is a small settlement in a mountainous part of the city of Tongchuan in Shaanxi.
Xi said he hopes the children will learn more about the history of China's revolution, growth and reform.