Zhou Shengjie / SHINE
More than 40 foreign journalists visited the Memorial Hall of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China and the Lingang Special Zone last week.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Party, the memorial hall has been enlarged four times to reach 3,000 square meters and its exhibits have grown from 278 to 1,168. Seventy-two versions of the Communist Manifesto are on display.
The history of the holiday is recorded in the Memorial Hall, now kept as an exhibition hall and museum on Xingye Road in Xintiandi, downtown Huangpu District.
“Why was the Chinese Communist Party born in Shanghai? Was it accidental or inevitable? asked a Japanese reporter.
Zhang Yuhan, a researcher at Memorial Hall, explained, “At first, when some Party members were preparing to establish the Chinese Communist Party, they had little experience and had to seek help from the Communist International, an organization. international advocacy of world communism. The experts from the Communist International who came to China to help were mostly foreigners.
“In other cities of China at this time, a foreigner was very visible, which was not in favor of forming a Party as such activity had to be held secretly to avoid attention. Shanghai already had many foreigners at that time due to its favorable port. location and it was common to see foreigners walking the streets. This is the main reason why they chose to hold the First National Congress in Shanghai, the symbol of the birth of the Chinese Communist Party.
The reporters then visited the Lingang Special Zone, about 100 kilometers from the city center and part of Nanhui New Town in Pudong New Zone.
China (Shanghai) Lingang Special Zone Pilot Free Trade Zone Exhibition Center, Yangshan Phase IV Automated Terminal and Siasun Robot & Automation Co were where they learned more about the future opening of Shanghai and China.
They watched videos on the history, development, current achievements and plans of the Lingang region and saw how Chinese industries have come back to life during the COVID-19 pandemic and China’s willingness to develop economic globalization.
During the pandemic, the capacity and efficiency of the automated Phase IV terminal in Yangshan, the world’s largest container port, remained stable and was even better in terms of imports, said Dong Haitao of the free zone. -integrated exchange of management of the new Lingang area. Committee.
“The normal operation of the port was very important for the revival of the global supply chain,” said Fang Huaijin, vice president of Shanghai International Port Group Co Ltd, when visiting reporters at Yangshan Port. “The port maintained normal operation during the height of the pandemic, which I think was the best way to resist COVID-19. “
Yangshan Port, an important part of the convenient integrated transportation system in Lingang Special Zone, allows China to connect more easily and closely with the world.
“Automation” is the watchword in the field. Fang said his automated equipment and system has also been used in some countries in Southeast Asia.
The journalists’ last visit was to Siasun Robot & Automation Co. Yang Luo, its chairman, presented the company’s products and technologies. He showed reporters how flexible robotic arms can be and free workers from extreme working conditions.
Reporters learned how Lingang, as a new area with many technology companies, is gradually expanding its industrial scale and playing an even bigger role in the Yangtze River Delta region.