Centenary celebrations

Two trams with slogans "Celebration of the CPC and Hong Kong's Return" drive through the street in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, June 22.[Photo by Zhang Wei/China News Service]

Mass cultural activities, in various forms, are being held across the country to celebrate the centennial of the Communist Party of China. It is also a celebration for the people.

Since the beginning of this year, extensive education activities on the theme of Forever Following the Party have been carried out in urban and rural areas across the country. Through artistic performances, voluntary services and experience programs, local organizations have launched events on the subject of the Communist Party, socialism, the reform and opening-up and the great motherland.

New ideas have been created by people from all ethnic groups, and they inspire and mobilize the masses to transform the enthusiasm for the Party, the country and socialism into practical actions-unswervingly listening to the Party, following the Party, and making contributions in the practice of building a modern socialist country in an all-round way.

On June 11, at the Cultural Center Theater in Xiqing district, Tianjin, Forever Following the Party-a reading celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, was held with participants revisiting classic chapters and reviewing them through art forms such as dance, choral renditions, recitation and scene performance. Red memories came to mind as performances such as The Electric Wave That Never Elapse, I Am a Communist and many other programs won enthusiastic rounds of applause.

On June 10, in Taizhou city, Jiangsu province, a same themed event was held with local characteristics. Art forms such as recitations, singing and allegros were used to show the glorious course of the Party leading the people to achieve national independence and prosperity.

On June 10, in Chengyang district, Qingdao, Shandong province, a group wedding on the theme of "passing family traditions, establishing new social morality, feeling the kindness from the Party, and following the Party" was held with 25 couples, including seven elderly couples, ushering in the most romantic moment in their lives.

A theatrical performance in Qonggyai county, Tibet autonomous region to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the CPC and the awarding of the "Glorious 50 Years in the Party" commemorative medal, June 21.[Photo by Lobsang/For China Daily]

Various localities, especially places of great significance have organized a variety of celebrations around important events in Party history.

In Hainan province, the provincial history museum set up a special exhibition on the theme of The Red Flag Will Not Fall, portraying the solidarity between the local Party branch in Qiongya and the masses of the people in the arduous struggles during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45) and the War of Liberation (1946-49). A steady stream of visitors came here to revisit the glorious 23 years of armed struggle in which the red flag had never fallen.

In Hong Kong, a large-scale rehearsal dance performance City Dance to Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China was held on May 29. The dance team composed of hundreds of Hong Kong citizens performed a number of pieces, including No Communist Party, No New China, Defense of Hong Kong and Dancing China.

From the Central Red Army Long March Memorial Hall in Yudu, Jiangxi province to the Revolution Memorial Hall in Yan'an, Shaanxi province, from Zunyi Conference Memorial Hall in Guizhou province to Beijing Xiangshan Revolution Memorial Hall, red venues all over the country have organized and planned major events. The exhibitions and events connect the glorious history of a century-old Party and engrave a distinctive mark of the revolutionary spirit. Each red venue is a condensed history, a spiritual heritage, and plays an important role in displaying great achievements and consolidating the hearts and minds of the Party and the people. People come to learn revolutionary history, experience revolutionary culture, visit revolutionary sites, memorial halls, and museums. Red tourism is witnessing an unprecedented boom.

Students from Wenhua Road Primary School in Zaozhuang, Shandong province sing a red song together, June 22.[Photo by Sun Zhong/For China Daily]
"Hundred Years of Struggle and a New Journey"-Beijing Book Building presents classic works on Party history and literature, June 20.[Photo by Shi Shuai/For China Daily]
The "Forever Following the Party" light show is staged in the Bund and Lujiazui areas on the banks of the Huangpu River in Shanghai, June 22.[Photo by Zhou Xin/For China Daily]
Pedestrians pass by the flowerbed on the theme of "path-breaking" in the northwest corner of Jianguomen, Beijing, June 22.[Photo by Zou Hong/For China Daily]
Citizens visit the open-air photography exhibition One Hundred Years-People: Images of Chinese Life in Wangfujing Pedestrian Street, Beijing, June 8.[Photo by Du Jianpo/For China Daily]


Source:China Daily