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This oil painting, titled “Roadbuilding Pioneers,” was created by Chinese artists Chen Yifei and Wei Jingshan in 1972. It depicts Chinese people united to build the Chengdu-Chongqing railway in a tough environment in the early 1950s. It's the first railway line constructed after the People’s Repu...
In December 1929, Chinese Red Army delegates gathered in the town of Gutian in eastern Fujian Province to discuss how to build a new party and army, which became an important milestone in the history of the CPC.
This sketch, entitled “The Bloodstained Shirt,” was created by Chinese realist painter Wang Shikuo in 1959. It depicts farmers rising up to fight for their land rights in a town in East China's Shandong province.
China’s agricultural production was significantly damaged due to a long period of war in the 1940s. This painting, “Farmers and Tractors” was created by Li Qi in 1950, inspired by China's agricultural mechanization.
Chinese artist Wen Lipeng created this oil painting “Ode to the Red Candle” in memory of his father Wen Yiduo, a prominent Chinese poet and scholar. Wen Yiduo was also a fearless warrior in China’s democratic revolutionary movements in the 20th century.
In 1952, Chinese railway workers made great efforts to manufacture the first steam locomotive, also named ‘August 1st’. The painting “Locomotive Doctor” shows the optimism and fighting spirit of the railway workers.
This ink wash painting was created by Chinese artist Li Keran, inspired by “Changsha” - one of the best-known poems by the late Chairman Mao Zedong. The poem expresses an “optimistic vision of the future of the revolution and the motherland.”
On September 21, 1949, 662 representatives from all walks of life gathered in Beijing to attend the first Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in preparation for the founding of New China.
In 1980, China decided to establish special economic zones in Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Shantou in South China's Guangdong Province and Xiamen in Southeast China's Fujian Province, which boosted China’s economic reform and opening up.
In 1959, an #oilfield was discovered in northern #China and was named “Daqing” which means “big celebration.” It has produced over 50 million tonnes of crude annually for 27 consecutive years. Today, Daqing remains China’s largest oilfield.
In 1954, the Yangtze River Basin suffered a number of catastrophic floods due to an unusually high volume of precipitation. Under the leadership of the CPC, people across the country were united to help Wuhan residents fight against the floods.
The painting, “The Battle of Loushan Pass” depicts the fierce battle in Loushan Pass in 1935 between the Chinese Red Army led by the CPC and the Brigade of the Guizhou Army controlled by the Kuomintang (KMT).
The Sanmenxia Dam was the first large water conservation project on the Yellow River after the new China was founded in 1949. It controls rapid changes in water levels and helps to preserve the region's ecosystems.
The painting, “The Happy Canal in Yan’an” talks about a canal called “Happy Canal, ” which was built by Chinese soldiers led by the CPC and villagers in Shaanxi Province. Since then, villagers have seen crops harvest year after year.