PREMIER Li Peng has tried to boost his image as a descendant of a revolutionary martyr by donating his father's personal articles to the People's Revolutionary and Military Museum. The donation, reported by Xinhua (the New China News Agency) yesterday, marked another bid to highlight his 'revolutionary bloodline'. The life of martyr Li Shuoxun and his ties with the premier were widely publicised in October when a memorial hall honouring the martyr was opened in Sichuan province. Mr Li was adopted by the late premier Zhou Enlai after his father was killed by a warlord in Haikou, Hainan province, in 1931. Paramount leader Deng Xiaoping wrote an inscription for the memorial hall which read: 'Martyr Li Shuoxun is immortal'. The memorial hall contains thousands of photos and other objects reportedly used by Mr Li's father. According to Xinhua, Mr Li donated another 20 articles to the military museum last month. These included photos of the senior Li, a copy of his judgment before he was executed and a letter left by him before his death. Described as 'touching', the letter was certified as genuine by premier Li. When he was approached by museum's officials, he also confirmed the exact date of his father's death as September 5, 1931. 'I managed to read the letter only when I came to Yanan,' Mr Li was quoted as saying. 'I was not even three when my father died. In the district ruled by the Kuomintang, my mother joined the underground network and I dared not to mention anything about my father.' A photo which showed the senior Li and his wife, Zhao Juntao, was also donated. Premier Li said the picture was always on his desk in his office but it was far more meaningful to have it displayed in the museum. Xinhua said the donation would serve as 'lively material' for promoting patriotic education and revolutionary thoughts in the country.