Patriotism of the new generation inspired by the century-old history of China Merchants
15 to 18 October 2020 - China Marine Economy Expo 2020 (referred to as "CMEE 2020") was held at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center. The young reporters from Guangzhou Daily and the students from Shenzhen Nanshan Foreign Language School Group Binhai School and Haibin Experimental Primary School visited the booth of China Merchants Group. Under the introduction of the narrator, they had a deeper understanding of the development history of China Merchants Group over the past century, which inspired the pride and patriotism of the new generation.
The narrator introduced the China Merchants Group with a history of 148 years to the students. As a forerunner of national industry and commerce, China Merchants Group has formed the first merchant fleet in modern China and established the first bank and insurance company of China, which played an important role in the history of modern economic and social development in China. The narrator highlighted the story printed on the five-cent banknote -- the "Hailiao" ship that led the uprising in 1949 and became the first ship in New China to raise the five-star red flag, and the second series of RMB printed with the image of the "Hailiao" ship has been in circulation for 34 years.
After listening to the story, the students became very interested in the ship models displayed in the booth including that of the "New Vision" of CMES Shipping and recorded the detailed information of each ship on their notebooks. After the visit, the staff of CMES Shipping presented the students with a commemorative cup printed with a picture of the "Hailiao" ship, hoping that they could inherit and carry forward this patriotic spirit. The students expressed that they would study hard and contribute to the development of the country in the future.