HEADLINE Chinese embassy commemorates martyr in Cairo

HEADLINE

Chinese embassy commemorates martyr in Cairo

By Qu Xiangyu | People's Daily app

00:07, April 05, 2018

Cairo (People's Daily) -- Staff from the Chinese embassy honored Zhang Baoyu, a Chinese martyr, on Tuesday, a day before the traditional Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day.

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Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Song Aiguo attends the ceremony. (Photos: People's Daily)

Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Song Aiguo led staff members in laying flower baskets on Zhang’s tomb in the Cairo Armed Forces Martyr Cemetery. 

Representatives of the Chinese business community and Chinese media also joined the ceremony.

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Zhang Baoyu's tomb

Born in 1937, Zhang Baoyu arrived in Egypt in September 1981 to implement China-Egypt military tech-cooperation agreements. One month later, on October 6, Zhang was invited to attend Egypt’s victory day military parade. Zhang was shot to death during the parade when Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated.

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