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Tangshan City hold 20 Events to commemorate the 140th Anniversary of Port Opening 2018-07-26

On the morning of July 24, the press conference to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the port opening of Tangshan was held at South Lake International Convention and Exhibition Hotel. Cui Han, member of the municipal government party group, attended the conference and jointly unveiled the plate for the port opening of Tangshan with Zhang Yanfang, deputy general manager of China Post Group Corporation Tangshan Branch in Hebei Province. It is reported that, during the 140th anniversary of the port opening of Tangshan, the city will hold 5 categories of 20 commemorative events.

On July 24, 1878, which was 140 years ago, Kaiping Mining Bureau was established, marking the rise of Tangshan as an industrial and commercial city. From then, Tangshan successively gave birth to the first standard gauge railway, the first steam locomotive, the first barrel mechanism cement, the first sanitary porcelain, and many other modern Chinese industrial history, which became the source of Chinese road and mine and cradle of modern Chinese industry. In 1948, namely 70 years ago, after the liberation of Tangshan, its advantages continued to consolidate and became an important national energy and raw material base. What’s more, the spring breeze of reform and opening up swept across the north and south of the Yangtze River. Tangshan was also reborn from that shock. Today, Tangshan has become a central city of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, with a population of nearly 7.9 million, and the regional GDP of 710.6 billion yuan in 2017.

The year of 2018 is the 140th anniversary of the port opening of Tangshan. Organizing the commemorative activities is to deepen the history of the city, strengthen the city's cultural self-confidence, and build consensus and synergy; to review history, look to the future, enhance the city's sense of belonging, pride, the sense of honor; to show the brilliant achievements of Tangshan's development, depict a beautiful blueprint, and enhance Tangshan's popularity, reputation, openness and influence.