Li Changchun (R), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China's Central Committee, shakes hands with Liu Yiquan's wife during Liu Yiquan's factual report held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Oct. 11, 2009.
China honored a common officer, who devoted himself to his work as a file clerk at the military archives, at a ceremony held here Sunday.
Liu Yiquan had worked as a clerk and then a consultant at the archives of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) for about 38 years. He had processed more than 830,000 pieces of military archives.
Liu continued working hard like other healthy colleagues even after being diagnosed having cancer in 2008. He had been hospitalized in June.
In a written instruction, Chinese President Hu Jintao called on file clerks nationwide to learn from him.
Liu is a role model for today's communists and military officers, said Li Changchun, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, at the ceremony.
In the past 38 years, Liu fully devoted himself to the work and made great contribution though working at an ordinary position, Li said. "We should learn from his firm faith, determination, devotion and optimism."