Tan Tieniu Addressing the Opening Ceremony of The International Symposium on The Centennial History of The Communist Party of China

One hundred years ago, the CPC was founded at a time of colossal internal turmoil, external threats and unprecedented social crises. Over the past 100 years, the CPC has succeeded in uniting and leading the Chinese people in an arduous and relentless struggle, resulting in a tremendous transformation of China. China is now the world’s second largest economy. It has seen remarkable technological advancements, a surge of comprehensive national power and rising international influence. Many may wonder: Why has the CPC been able to achieve such great successes? How is it that it enjoys such popular support of the Chinese people? What makes the CPC work in China? The answers, I think, can be found in the centennial history of the CPC.