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Exploring Meizhou--- the Capital of Hakkas in the Wrold

   Exploring Meizhou--- the Capital of Hakkas in the Wrold and the Hometown of Marshal Ye Jianying. Being the most representative Hakka habitation in the world, Meizhou is the hometown of Marshal Ye Jianying. Being home to more than 4 million overseas Chinese and compatriots in Hongkong, Macao and Taiwan, Meizhou has nurtured preeminent historical figures including Tian Jiabing,Zeng Xianzi, Zhang Bishi(renowned patriotic businessmen),Lin Fengmian (a pioneer and master of modern Chinese painting), Huang Zunxian(a renowned patriotic poet at the end of Qing Dynasty and a righteous man who fought to death in the wars to protect Taiwan against Japanese invaders), Li Huitang(the greatest Hakka soccer player). Since the Xinhai Revolution(1911 Revolution) in China, Meizhou has become home to 24 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 474 generals and 227 university presidents or party secretaries. Meanwhile, Meizhou is also the ancestral home of Singapore’s former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and present Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Thailand’s former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and present Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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