CIIC:Today's featured article/November 12, 2009

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Sun Yat-sen after cutting off his pigtail, a symbol of the Qing Dynasty, in 1896

Chinese democratic revolution forerunner and first president of the Republic of China Sun Yat-sen was born to a poor family in Xiangshan County, Guangdong province on November 12, 1866.

He graduated as a medical doctor from the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese, the forerunner of the University of Hong Kong, in 1892 and worked in Macao. (More ...)

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