Xi to address CPC centenary gathering

2021-03-23 12:03:00

A series of events will be held to celebrate the centenary of the founding of the CPC, including a grand celebration at which General Secretary Xi Jinping will make an important speech, said Wang Xiaohui, deputy head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, at a news conference on Tuesday. Commemorating events The following are the highlights of the activities announced by Wang. * Party history education (deemed key, with targeting young people a priority)* A grand gathering* The July 1 Medal to be awarded and outstanding Party members, exemplary Party workers, and advanced community-level Party organizations to be honored; * Major theme exhibitions * Theatrical performances* Seminars and symposiums on theoretical study* A series of literature and art works and publications * Party-themed publicity and education activities among the public No plans for a military parade The Chinese military will hold a series of activities to celebrate the centenary, according to a senior officer at the Central Military Commission. But there are no plans for a military parade, Li Jun, an officer with the commission's political work department, said.Celebrations include: * Military to enhance Party history education * Military museums to hold exhibits and other commemorations * Military to award outstanding Party members * Military enhances preparedness on Party centenaryOther highlight As of the end of 2019, the Communist Party of China has 4.68 million primary-level organizations with a total of 91.91 million members, said Fu Xingguo, deputy head of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee.