China to mark its 70th anniversary in a big way

BEIJING, Aug 24 (INP): China will launch mass activities to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Oct. 1 is the country’s 70th anniversary. The activities will take multiple forms across the country with patriotism at the core, according to a circular jointly issued by the General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council.

The activities will include touring urban and rural areas to fathom changes in the country, story-telling by citizens about endeavors to realize their dreams, thematic book reading, cherishing the memory of revolutionary martyrs, and national defense education activities, according to the circular.

The slogans of the 70th anniversary celebration were also unveiled in the circular.

According to a China Economic Net’s report, leaders of five centrally-administered state-owned companies and leading private firms gathered here this week to share the development of China in relevant sectors.

At a forum held a day before, Chen Derong, president of China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited, a state-owned company, reviewed the achievements of China’s steel industry over the past seven decades, especially since the reform and opening-up, saying that the country’s output of crude steel reached 928 million tonnes in 2018.

China’s economy has turned to high-quality development, said Li Dongsheng, founder and president of the privately-owned home appliance maker TCL Corp., who added that the innovation-driven development and industrial transformation and upgrading have generated stronger vitality in the private sector.

Lei Jun, founder and president of China’s tech giant Xiaomi, called on private entrepreneurs to undertake more missions of historic importance and commit to building first-class enterprises with global competitiveness.

The forum, jointly hosted by several units including the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, is the second of six forums planned to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).