China News Service, Hefei, July 2 (Reporter Zhang Yazi) At 8 o'clock on July 1, when the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China was held at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, it was thousands of miles away in Fengyang County, Anhui Province. In the activity room of the Gang Village Convenience Service Center, villagers who came from their homes early in the morning to watch live TV were gathered. They stood or sat and watched attentively.
Yan Junchang, the 77-year-old Yan Junchang, who took part in the "household contract to the household" more than 40 years ago, is also among them.
He said with emotion to the reporter: "Our Xiaogang Village can have today's changes, and the villagers will live a happy and prosperous life. All this is due to the good policies of the party!"
On July 1, Hong Kong tourist Zhan Liangjie (middle) visited the Shen Hao Memorial Hall in Xiaogang Village, Fengyang County, Anhui Province, the "first village of China's rural reform".
Photo by Zhang Yazi
More than 40 years ago, when 18 villagers of Xiaogang Village pressed the red handprint and signed the "Life and Death Contract" for the contract, they never dreamed that one day the villagers could live in small foreign buildings, open farmhouses and small supermarkets.
Today's Xiaogang Village has a new look: the "Reform Avenue" with two-way lanes and asphalt pavement runs through the center of the village. On both sides of the road are new Hui-style houses, farmland and patches of photovoltaic power generation panels.
On July 1, Yan Jinchang introduced Huagu Deng to the guests in his "Jinchang Restaurant".
Photo by Zhang Yazi
At the most conspicuous place at the entrance of Xiaogang Village stands the "Shen Hao Memorial Hall", which was built by the villagers of Xiaogang Village to commemorate Shen Hao, the former first secretary of the Party branch of Xiaogang Village, who died on the front line of work due to a disease caused by overwork.
At the "Shen Hao Memorial Hall", the reporter came across Zhan Liangjie, a tourist who was visiting with friends.
Zhan Liangjie, 57 this year, told reporters that visiting Xiaogang Village on the special day of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China is very commemorative and very enviable for the stable, harmonious and happy life of the villagers here.
Mr. Li's family of five from Shanghai took selfies with their mobile phones in front of the thatched huts with blood-red handprints in Xiaogang Village in Xiaogang Village that year.
Mr. Li said that taking his family to visit this village written in the history textbook during the summer is the best patriotism education.
On July 1, people were swinging at the "thatched house" scenic spot in Xiaogang Village, Fengyang County, Anhui Province, the "first village of China's rural reform".
Photo by Zhang Yazi
Yan Jinchang, 78 years old this year, was one of the contractors that Xiaogang Village signed the "big contract". He used his "celebrity effect" to open a "Jinchang Restaurant" and became a "check-in point" for tourists visiting Xiaogang Village. ".
On July 1st, there was an endless stream of diners coming to the "Jinchang Restaurant".
Whenever tourists come to the store for a meal, Yan Jinchang is always busy and tirelessly telling the story of the big contract to the guests.
"Back then, I was really poor and hungry. How could I get a bowl of rice to eat? How could I stop going out to beg, I had to take the risk to distribute the land to each household..."
Yan Jinchang also told reporters that the business of "Jinchang Restaurant" has been getting better and better in recent years, with an annual income of nearly 200,000 yuan.
Several of his sons also opened restaurants and supermarkets in the village respectively, and they all lived a good life.