In late July, the riverbanks at night were lit up as bright as day. The light show was a display of celebration for China’s Army Day which falls on August 1. It commemorated the 80th anniversary of the cooperation between civilian sectors and the military in Yan’an. Slogans displayed on the buildings were eye-catching.
Various slogans included “promoting mutual support between civilian sectors and the military in Jinhua (八婺地 双拥情)”, “supporting the military personnel and giving priority to their families (拥军优属)”, and “building a model city for promoting the mutual support between civilian sectors and the military (共建双拥模范城)”. These displays created a vibrant atmosphere for China’s Army Day. (Text and photo by Lou Jiyang, translated by Wei Han, edited by Daniel Haws)