CPC museum proves a popular attraction

The simple but grand museum building, the Museum of the CPC in a photo taken in June, 2021. (CHEN XIAOGEN / FOR CHINA DAILY)

The Museum of the Communist Party of China, a new landmark in Beijing, has become a popular destination in the past year for people from home and abroad to learn about the centenary experience of the Party.

The museum, which marks its first anniversary this month, has seen more than 1 million visitors since its launch, including 100,000 students, the museum said.

Opening to the public on June 19, ahead of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC in July 2021, the museum is devoted to permanent and comprehensive exhibitions of the Party's history.

President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, said during a visit to the museum on June 18 last year that the Party's history is the most vivid and convincing textbook.

It is necessary to study and review the Party's history, carry forward its valuable experience, bear in mind the course of its struggles, shoulder the historic mission and draw strength from its history to forge ahead, he said.

More than 5,000 delegations and groups, including government agencies, enterprises and colleges, have visited the museum to learn about the Party's history since its launch, according to official data.

Foreign guests, including diplomatic envoys, representatives of international organizations, foreign experts and others have also paid visits to the museum.

The visitor books of the museum have been filled with people's feelings after seeing the exhibitions.

Visitors have left notes ranging from improvised poems, stick figures drawn by pupils and messages in foreign languages, to express their emotions and wishes after their tours.

"Through the visit, I felt the greatness of our motherland. I love China," wrote Zhang Mudi, a third-grade primary school student. "I must study hard to help make the motherland stronger."

Another visitor, Zhang Guosheng, wrote, "Today I took my grandson to the exhibition so he could feel the difficult and glorious history of our Party and the history of our nation, so that he will remember that without the Party, there would be no new China and no happy life today."

"A very good and informative exhibit showcasing a different era for the young generation to refer," a foreign visitor wrote.