Ex­hi­bi­tion shows progress un­der Xi

Model bul­let trains, deep-sea sub, quan­tum satel­lite among most pop­u­lar at­trac­tions

Global Times - Weekend - - FRONT PAGE - By Bai Tiantian

China has launched an ex­hi­bi­tion show­cas­ing the coun­try’s progress over the last five years un­der the lead­er­ship of the Com­mu­nist Party of China (CPC) with Xi Jin­ping at the core.

The ex­hi­bi­tion opened to the public at the Bei­jing Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­ter on Tues­day in readi­ness for the 19th Na­tional Congress of the Com­mu­nist Party of China sched­uled for Oc­to­ber.

Chinese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping, who is also gen­eral sec­re­tary of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee and chair­man of the Cen­tral Mil­i­tary Com­mis­sion, vis­ited the ex­hi­bi­tion on Mon­day.

Other mem­bers of the Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the Po­lit­i­cal Bureau of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee – Li Ke­qiang, Zhang De­jiang, Yu Zheng­sheng, Liu Yun­shan, Wang Qis­han and Zhang Gaoli – also vis­ited.

Xi said all Chinese should make per­sis­tent ef­forts to re­al­ize the coun­try’s two cen­te­nary goals and ful­fill the Chinese Dream of na­tional re­ju­ve­na­tion, the Xin­hua News Agency re­ported.

The dream con­cept was first pro­posed by Xi five years ago at a 2012 ex­hi­bi­tion with the theme “The Road To­ward Re­newal” at which he noted that achiev­ing the great re­ju­ve­na­tion of the Chinese na­tion is the great­est dream for the na­tion in mod­ern times.

Com­mend­ing the “his­toric progress and changes” that have taken place in China over the past five years, Xi said ef­forts must be made to in­spire public con­fi­dence in the path, the­ory, sys­tem and cul­ture of so­cial­ism with Chinese char­ac­ter­is­tics.

The ex­hi­bi­tion’s 10 themed zones in­clude China’s eco­nomic con­struc­tion, po­lit­i­cal con­struc­tion, na­tional de­fense and mil­i­tary, ma­jor-coun­try diplo­macy with Chinese char­ac­ter­is­tics and Party build­ing. The ex­hi­bi­tion also has one ex­pe­ri­ence zone.

Mod­els of China’s Fux­ing bul­let trains, the crewed deep-sea re­search sub­mersible Jiao­long, quan­tum satel­lite Mi­cius and the coun­try’s su­per com­puter Sun­way Tai­hu­light proved pop­u­lar.

Vis­i­tors could also don vir­tual re­al­ity gog­gles to view the assem­bly, trans­fer and launch of China’s Long March rock­ets.

Peo­ple out­side of Bei­jing can ac­cess the ex­hi­bi­tion’s videos and three-di­men­sional mod­els via its web­site: dlfj5. cctv.com.

The show took months to put to­gether, an ex­hi­bi­tion or­ga­nizer told the Global Times. Min­istries and gov­ern­ment or­ga­ni­za­tions helped out by pro­vid­ing photos and other items for dis­play at the ex­hi­bi­tion.

Cor­rup­tion dis­play

The theme of the 10th ex­hi­bi­tion zone is “strength­en­ing Com­mu­nist Party dis­ci­pline.” The con­fes­sions of cor­rupt of­fi­cials are promi­nently dis­played as well as pic­tures of fallen se­nior lead­ers Zhou Yongkang, Bo Xi­lai, Guo Box­iong, Xu Cai­hou, Sun Zheng­cai and Ling Ji­hua.

For­mer Chongqing Com­mu­nist Party chief Sun was ex­pelled from the Party and re­moved from his public post, Xin­hua re­ported Fri­day. Sun be­trayed Party prin­ci­ples, lost his po­lit­i­cal stance and abused his power to seek prof­its for rel­a­tives and oth­ers, Xin­hua said.

The de­ci­sion was ap­proved by the Po­lit­i­cal Bureau of the CPC Cen­tral Com­mit­tee on Fri­day and his case will be trans­ferred to rel­e­vant ju­di­cial or­gans.

“Since the 18th Party congress, I have felt the cen­tral gov­ern­ment’s de­ter­mi­na­tion to fight cor­rup­tion and ex­pe­ri­enced the change of at­mos­phere. I am very proud of what the gov­ern­ment has achieved,” a vis­i­tor sur­named Chen told the Global Times on Fri­day.

Vis­i­tors read con­fes­sions by cor­rupt of­fi­cials at an ex­hi­bi­tion show­cas­ing China’s progress over the last five years in Bei­jing on Fri­day. Pic­tures of fallen of­fi­cials, in­clud­ing Bo Xi­lai, Ling Ji­hua and Sun Zheng­cai, were dis­played at the ex­hi­bi­tion.

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