A grand ceremony took place on the morning of this Thursday in the capital of China, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of that country (CCP).
The event, which focused on Tiananmen Square, was attended by thousands of people, including the military, members of social organizations and CCP leaders, including Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The mandatary highlighted that China has managed to build a modernly prosperous society “in all aspects”, by increasing GDP by 2.5 times between 2010 and 2020. He stated that this advance culminates the pursuit, over 2,500 years, of the ideal of ‘xiaokang ‘, a peaceful and happy life.
“We are closer, more confident and more capable than ever of realizing the goal of national rejuvenation. But we must be prepared to work harder than ever to get there.” declared Xi.
Likewise, the Chinese president stressed that the country does not seek an international confrontation, but is determined to defend its sovereignty. “The Chinese people will not allow any foreign force to intimidate, oppress or enslave us at all, and anyone who tries will face broken heads and bloodshed in front of the Great Iron Wall of 1.4 billion Chinese,” he said, He added: “We have never intimidated, oppressed or subjugated the people of any other country, and we never will.”
The ceremony began with an air show. The square was flown over by helicopters that formed the figure ‘100’ in the sky, followed by a fighter wing. Then a battery of cannons fired in salute.
The symbolic part of the act ended with the raising of the Chinese flag, accompanied by the singing of the country’s national anthem by all present.
The founding congress of the CCP took place in Shanghai at the end of July 1921. Its initial leaders included Li Dazhao and Chen Duxiu. The latter was elected as the first general secretary. One of the active actors in the creation of the party was the Russian revolutionary Grigori Voitinski, as an agent of the Communist International.