On April 30th, a big reception was given by the All-China Federation of Trade Unions and 12 other national people's organisations to warmly celebrate May Day.
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Background: On April 30th, a big reception was given by the All-China Federation of Trade Unions and 12 other national people's organisations to warmly celebrate May Day.
The reception was attended by Liu Shao-chi, Chou En-lai, Chu Teh, Teng Hsiao-ping, other party and state leaders and friends from over 70 countries and regions. to celebrate the great unity of the people of the world in the struggle against imperialism.
Liu Ning-yi, President of the All-China Federation of trade Unions Spoke on behalf of the sponsor organisations. The United front against US imperialism formed by people all over the world is growing steadily, he says. US imperialism is heavily encircled by the people of the world, including the people of the United States. Liu Ning-yi paid specially warm tribute to the heroic Vietnamese people who, with the confidence of a victor, are grappling with the US imperialists - the most brutal of the imperialists in the world. The Vietnamese people, he says, are writing the most brilliant pages in the epic of revolutionary struggles of the people of contemporary world.
Liu Ning-yi goes on to say that the achievements scored by the Chinese people are inseparable from the support they receive from the people of various countries. The Chinese people, on the other hand, will stint no effort in supporting the revolutionary struggles of other peoples.
On behalf of the Chinese Communist Party, government and people, Premier Chou En-lai extended a warm welcome and heartfelt festive greetings to the distinguished guests and friends from various countries. He also proposed a toast to the victory of the Vietnamese people's struggle against US aggression and for national salvation and to the militant friendship of the people of all countries.