“This is a box of Nanyang pastries I brought from Singapore. Are you familiar with the taste?" On June 6, Chen Liren, the eldest of the famous patriotic overseas Chinese leader Mr. Chen Jiageng, visited 103-year-old Nanqiao mechanic Luo Kaihu in Kunming, Yunnan Province.
The 71-year-old Chen Li is kind and friendly, because of a serious illness in previous years, now often pestle a crutch to travel. \"It was my grandfather who called them back to China to support the War of Resistance against Japan, and I must find them and say'thank you' for Grandpa,\" he said.
In 1939, at the most difficult time of China's War of Resistance against Japan, more than 3200 Nanyang overseas Chinese responded to Mr. Chen Jiageng's call and formed the \"Nanyang overseas Chinese Mechanic return Service Group\" to Kunming in nine batches to support the War of Resistance. Regardless of life and death, they made indelible contributions to the victory of the Chinese people in the War of Resistance against Japan and the world anti-fascist war by robbing and transporting materials through the Burma Road.
Historical records show that between 1939 and 1942, about 500,000 tons of military supplies, more than 15,000 automobiles and other materials of various kinds could not be counted. Among them, some 450,000 tons of anti-Japanese war materials were carried by the Nanqiao mechanic, with an average of 400 tons per day. By the end of the war, more than 1000 of them had devoted their blood and lives to the lifeline of the war.
Chen Li-ren said that when the Nanqiao mechanic lived in the South Ocean, they returned to China to support the War of Resistance. \"Grandpa sent Nanqiao mechanics one by one into the factory to train driving and maintenance, and another batch of wine delivery. Nanqiao mechanics have lived up to his expectations.
In order not to let the great achievements of the Nanqiao mechanic be submerged in the long history, Chen Li people from the 1990s, traveled to Sichuan, Yunnan, Hainan and other places to visit the living Nanqiao mechanic. \"Thirty years ago, there were about 70 Nanqiao machinists around China, and now only Luo Kaihu and two others are left.
Chen Liren said that the most important task of his life is to study the history of Nanqiao mechanic, and his team left many historical truths and stories for later generations by visiting the living Nanqiao mechanic.
He told reporters that in 1950, mr. chen wanted to set up a \"monument to the nanqiao mechanic\" in singapore, which had not been achieved for various reasons. \"Grandpa didn't have the opportunity to thank the Nanqiao mechanic all the time. I've done all I can to make up for these things.
On the same day, Chen Li visited Luo Kaihu, but also in Kunming with some of the Nanqiao mechanic family discussion. He told reporters that there were only a handful of nanqiao engineers alive. Next, he wanted to link up the descendants of the nanqiao mechanic,\" let the people of the nanqiao mechanic unite and contribute to the development of china like their predecessors.\" (end)