About 630 pieces of valuable cultural relics have been on
display at an exhibition in Beijing to elaborate the ups
and downs of China on the road towards national revival since
The exhibition named "Road of Revival", opened to the public
since Saturday and has attracted lots of visitors.
One among the collection was a gold-plating chime bell, seized
by the British troops from the Temple of Heaven when armies of
eight western powers invaded Beijing in 1900.
The bell, left in India by British, was returned to China as a
symbol of friendship between China and India in 1996.
Other interesting exhibits included the first Chinese version of
Manifesto of the Communist Party, the crystal eagle that
former US President Ronald Reagan presented to late Chinese leader
Deng Xiaoping and the returned capsule of Shenzhou 5, China's first
"The exhibition is impressive. I learned a lot and hope more
young people will watch it and know more about the country's
history," a Beijing resident wrote in the message book of the
With plenty of pictures, historical archives and relics, the
exhibition was divided into five chapters in time sequence,
covering all critical moments the nation had undergone since 1840
when the country was forced to open its door to foreign powers
after the defeat in the Opium War.
The exhibition, sponsored by the Publicity Department of the
Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, will last about
(Xinhua News Agency October 15, 2007)