Red culture media tour starts in Lishui
Journalists from across China attend the launch ceremony for the red culture media tour in Lishui city, Zhejiang province on June 18. [Photo/WeChat account: lsnews]
A red culture-themed media tour around Lishui in southwest Zhejiang province kicked off on June 18, with journalists from around 30 media outlets across China attending.
The event is part of this year's national media tour of red cultural sites to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.
During the two-day tour, which will end on June 19, the media group will visit several red tourism sites and scenic spots in Lishui's administrative regions of Liandu, Songyang, Suichang, and Longquan to explore local revolutionary history and social and economic development.
Lishui is the cradle of the "revolutionary spirit of southwest Zhejiang", as the first Party branch in southwest Zhejiang was established in the city's Suichang county in January 1927. There are now 465 sites in the city highlighting CPC history.
Blessed with a healthy natural environment, Lishui has been pursuing eco-friendly development by adhering to the idea that "clear waters and green mountains are as valuable as mountains of gold and silver", which has proved effective in local rural revitalization efforts.
A media group starts their tour of Lishui from a well-preserved ancient hillside tourism village that is nearly 1,000 years old. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
A media group learns about CPC history at the Suichang Revolutionary Memorial Hall, which tells the story of the founding of the first Party branch of southwest Zhejiang in Suichang county, Lishui. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]