China Turns 100: Holds Art Performance in National Stadium

Music Press Asia News: China celebrates 100th anniversary of Communist Party of China. Image by Xinhua

China’s ruling Communist Party celebrates its 100th anniversary this week following the release of its Ministry of Culture & Tourism’s 14th five-year plan for the 2021-2025 period in early June 2021.

An art performance, titled “The Great Journey”, took place at the National Stadium in Beijing on Monday evening to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of China’s Communist Party (CPC).

Joined by over 20,000 people, party and state leaders including Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng and Wang Qishan walked onto the rostrum.

Before unveiling its curtains, fireworks were seen rocketing into the sky, lightening the stadium and its surroundings. The epic four-part show depicted a spectacular, historical time line of the CPC and how the Chinese people carried out its revolution, construction and reform under the leadership of CPC over the past 100 years.

The grandeur of this event is not only seen in the size of its large-scale production depicting key figures, critical events and moments in the past century through song, dance, traditional Chinese opera, drama and live band. But mark the tremendous changes and great achievements of China as a nation today.

After the performance, the audience rose to join in singing the chorus to the song “Without the Communist Party, There Would Be No New China. Foreign friends and experts, diplomatic envoys and representatives of international organizations in Beijing were also invited to the event.

Source: Xinhua, CGTN [Cover image by Xinhua]

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