In the foothills of the Taihang Mountains, on the banks of the Hutuo River, lies the Xibaipo Township.
From this humble building, Mao Zedong and his comrades commanded a campaign that is celebrated in the history of warfare worldwide.
The PLA, as it advanced triumphantly southward, liberated city after city, village after village.
In 1949, it was said that a song – The Sky Above the Liberated Areas – traveled faster than a bullet.
On April 30, the previous year, the CPC Central Committee had issued a May Day Rallying Call.
And in response, democratic figures from all over the country secretly entered the liberated areas in the north to help prepare for establishing the new People's Republic.
An initial meeting of a political consultative conference was held, which laid the foundations for a system of multi-party cooperation and political consultation, under the leadership of the CPC.
On September 21, 1949, the First Plenary Session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference convened at Zhongnanhai.