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Tianjin launches 30 Red Tourism routes
Diverse activities are being held in the North China municipality of Tianjin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.
Liu Chunlei, executive vice-director of the Publicity Department of the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee, told a press conference in early April that the commemorations of the historical events and figures that reflect the great spirit of the Party over its 100-year history are of great importance.
"Since April, the series of events have reminded communists of their original aspiration -- to seek happiness for the Chinese people and rejuvenation for the Chinese nation. And they have helped communists unite and led people to embark on a new journey building Tianjin into a modernist socialist city," he said.
Tianjin has being holding a series of seminars that have revealed the results of some social science theoretical research.
All local Party members are reviewing the historic events, stories and figures from China's revolution, modernization, reform and rejuvenation in a way that showcases the glorious history and achievements of the CPC.
Outstanding and senior Party members will receive honors and rewards from the Party committees in July, while veterans, family members of martyrs and cadres who died in service will receive condolences and compensation.
Cultural activities including large-scale symphony concerts, new cross talk tours, art exhibitions and lectures will be held as scheduled.
Activities involving large gatherings, especially youth groups, are being planned, such as singing, exhibitions, readings, movie screenings, and social science weeks.
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The city has also created iconic large-scale themed publicity landscapes, light shows, and public service advertisements in the city’s key areas, creating an immersive atmosphere.
Yao Jianjun, Party chief of the Tianjin Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, said: "Tianjin has released 56 sites of revolutionary heritage and a list of some 7,000 items of antiques stemming from the revolutionary period --- they are vivid resources to boost Red Tourism.”
The bureau will release a batch of Red Tourism sites and trip routes.
"A series of cultural performances are due to be staged this year to memorize the Party's centurial journey," he said.
Development of the education programs of the Party's history is in full swing in the city.
Experts, researchers and elderly Party members have taken part in many related activities.
Red Tourism trip on Haihe River
For example, Guo Yudong, a 100-year-old Party member and a retiree of Sinopec Tianjin, talked with the company's young staff, giving them a key Party history education program.
Guo shared his experience of the company's development in refinery oil production since the founding of the new China.
"I'm a witness to the city's petroleum sector's evolution and a witness to the country's arduous journey to boost its petroleum industry -- both led by the Party…I'm extremely proud of being a Party member," he said.
Since former Chinese Premier and an early promoter of Communism, Zhou Enlai (1898-1976), studied at Nankai University in Tianjin, the city has pinpointed research on his spirit as a key part of local Party education programs.
Xu Xingwei，director of the Zhou Enlai Research Center at Nankai University, who lectures on Zhou's glorious life and contribution to the Party and the country as a key class in local Party history education, said: "Zhou's life reflects a Party member's solid belief in communism, full-hearted devotion to the people and strict self-discipline -- the spirit of the noble quality that we should follow.”