Chinese hero's family celebrates anniversary

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 07 June, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 07 June, 2011, 12:00am


Sun Sui-fang, 76, has been travelling widely in memory of her grandfather Sun Yat-sen, the 'Father of the Nation'.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Xin Hai Revolution, and Sun plans to give out 100 bronze statues of her grandfather. So far she has handed out 49 since she began her trips earlier this year.

Last month Sun went on a tour of the mainland to unveil bronze statues of Sun Yat-sen. She also hosted book signing events for her An Album in Memory of Dr Sun Yat-sen - Forever Caring China.

Last Thursday, during a stopover in Hong Kong, she was guest of honour at the Dr Sun Yat-sen exhibition in Tuen Mun Town Plaza.

'Three Principles of the People is an important political philosophy,' Sun said. 'My grandfather sought to bring peace and prosperity to the world with it.'

Charles Wong, a great-grandson of the hero and vice-president of Hong Kong's Sun Yat-sen Foundation for Peace and Education, welcomed the exhibition to promote the thoughts of Sun Yat-sen.

He said his family background placed certain obligations on him. 'People have certain expectations of me because of who I am,' he said. 'All my life I have had people asking me about my family but I don't see that as a nuisance at all.'

The exhibition, which runs until June 19, features mementoes of the Xin Hai Revolution, Sun Yat-sen and his son Sun Fo.