Yu Zhengsheng(3rd R rear), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, attends a symposium marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dong Yinchu, former honorary chairman of the China Zhi Gong Party, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 21, 2015. Dong was a vice chairman of the 8th National Committee of the CPPCC, chairman of his party's 9th and 10th central committees, and honorary chairman of the party's 11th central committee. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)
BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- A symposium on Monday in Beijing marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dong Yinchu, a non-communist party leader.
Dong was a well-known leader of patriotic overseas Chinese and served as vice chairman of the eighth CPPCC National Committee.
Dong also served as chairman of the ninth and tenth central committees of the Zhi Gong Party, a non-communist party in China, as well as honorary chairman of the China Zhi Gong Party central committee.
Sun Chunlan, head of the United Front Work Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, called upon officials to learn from Dong's patriotism and lifelong dedication to serving overseas Chinese.
Dong died in 2009.