|Marching under the Banner of the Communist Party of China: PLA Holds an Exhibition Celebrating the Centenary of the CPC|
In 1921, the great Communist Party of China (CPC) was born to assume the historic mission of China's national rejuvenation. Its 100-year journey surges forward with great momentum. Its original aspiration remains even firmer one hundred years later. In the past 100 years, the Party has insisted its original aspiration and mission for seeking happiness for the Chinese people and rejuvenation for the Chinese nation. It united and led the people of all ethnic groups to make epic accomplishments through fighting bloody battles, working hard for prosperity, as well as reforming and opening up. Unprecedented transformation has taken place in China. The Socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era. The Chinese nation has made a great leap from standing up, growing prosperously to becoming stronger. The People's Liberation Army was established and led by the CPC. Since its creation, it has been closely linked to the Party and has always acted and fought under the absolute leadership of the Party. It has gone through wars and difficult times, making great sacrifices in exchange for more and more glorious victories, achieving great historical merit on behalf of the Party and people. History has proved that the Party's absolute leadership over the military is the root and soul of the people's liberation army. A hundred years on from its founding, the Communist Party of China is still in its prime, and remains as determined as ever to achieve lasting greatness for the Chinese nation. In the new journey of building a great modern socialist country in all respects, the people's liberation army will always follow the Party's lead, and will focus closely on realizing the Party's goal of building a strong military in the new era, namely building the people's military into world-class military that obeys the Party's command, by which it can fight and win, and maintain excellent conduct. The people's liberation army will always stay true to its original aspiration and founding mission with tireless efforts, resolutely safeguard national sovereignty, security and development interests, and boldly advance toward fulfilling the Chinese Dream of national rejuvenation!