Month-long People's Liberation Army exhibition opens its doors

Exhibitions are being held throughout Shanghai to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army.
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE
Wang Rongjiang / SHINE

To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army of China, a series of exhibitions are being held in Shanghai.

At the Shanghai Mass Art Center, valuable cultural relics and models of warships and aircraft are being put on display from today. The exhibition will run for a month.

Among the items on display are the medals, pocket watches and uniforms of old PLA soldiers. A series of photos and videos also record the development and achievements of the PLA over the past 90 years.

The exhibition not only reviews famous historical events such as the Nanchang Uprising, but also displays the technical progress of armaments as well. It took local enthusiasts four months to create nearly 30 models of warships and aircraft.

The city's blue book of national defense education for teenagers is also exhibited. According to Wu Jian, a curator of the exhibition, they hope to arouse public awareness of national defense.

Meanwhile, Shanghai Art Film Federation also announced they will host a film exhibition of classic and modern military movies.

The film exhibition is running at Broadband International Cineplex through August 3. Five specially selected films, including The Founding of An Army and The Youth In Flames of War, will be shown.

Students of Shanghai Foreign Language School attended the opening ceremony to put on red ribbons in tribute of the soldiers' contributions.

Ti Gong
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