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New museum created for Soong's story

A NEW museum for the late Soong Ching Ling, Honorary President of the People's Republic of China, began construction yesterday.

Being built inside the Soong Ching Ling Mausoleum in Changning District, the museum is expected to open next June.

Born in 1893 in Shanghai, Soong was the wife of Dr Sun Yat-sen, who fought to establish the Republic of China.

After the establishment of the People's Republic, Soong devoted herself to charitable causes, focusing especially on the welfare of women and children. Many charity foundations are named after her.

Soong died in Beijing in 1981, and laid to rest in the mausoleum in June 1984. She once said, late in life, that she wanted to be buried in Shanghai as she regarded the city as her only hometown.

Some exhibits displayed in the museum will be on show to the public for the first time, mausoleum officials said.


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