Liu Shaoqi, born in Ningxiang County, Hunan Province, was a great Marxist, a great proletarian revolutionist, stateman and theorist, and one of the main leaders of the Party and the country. He was also a founding father of China, and an important member of the first generation of the Central Leading Group with Chairman Mao Zedong as the core. Comrade Liu Shaoqi has devoted all his life to the cause of the Party and the people. He has made great contributions to the new-democratic revolution, socialist revolution and socialist construction in all historical periods. And he has done great deeds for the Party and the people. He is deeply respected by the Party, the army and the people of all ethnic groups in China.