‘Who Am I,’ video about CPC’s growth, purposes and goals, goes viral
Published: Oct 19, 2022 08:57 PM
A blockbuster-style video for the CPC's international image with English narration titled Who Am I

A blockbuster-style video for the CPC's international image with English narration titled Who Am I

When the world's attention is fixed on the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), a blockbuster-style video for the CPC's international image with English narration, titled Who Am I, was released on Wednesday and soon went viral on social media. From the perspective of self-introduction, the three-minutes short film vividly depicts the CPC's growth, purposes and goals.

The video, released by People's Daily's new media, used many significant scenes, from the birth of the CPC on a boat on Nanhu Lake in Zhejiang's Jiaxing, to CPC members fighting in wars, to the construction of a new China, to illustrate the arduous journey of the Party, as well as its glorious achievements in the past years. 

"I was not a born leader. I was once so weak that only a few comrades were there for me. For me, everything did not always go smoothly. I have passed through adversity and made great sacrifices while marching ahead. I was not born to be invincible, all that I do is to keep dreaming and fighting," reads the English narration.

Several outstanding modern CPC members also appeared in this video. The first was Zhang Guimei, the founder and principal of Huaping High School for Girls in Huaping county of Lijiang, Yunnan Province. Zhang's story of a life dedicated to improving girls' education has moved many people.

Qi Fabao, a PLA regimental commander, who suffered a serious head injury while fighting bravely in the Galwan Valley border skirmish in 2020, also appeared in the video. 

"I would rather risk my life defending my country, than back off for the sake of remaining alive," Qi was recorded as saying in the video.

Zhang Dingyu, the head of the Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, which was one of the main hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients amid the outbreak in the city, along with Huang Xuhua, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the chief designer of the country's first-generation nuclear submarines, also appeared in the video.

"I shall come from people, have my roots among the people, and be dedicated to serving the people. Nothing can separate me from the 1.4 billion plus Chinese people," says the narration.

Hashtag "CPC's international publicity film" had been viewed more than 170 million times just a few hours after the video was released. 

Many netizens left comments under the video saying that the film has filled their eyes with tears. "Not only is the video so well-made, but it presents to the audience the struggle and the sacrifice behind the creation of the CPC, the only goal of which has been the happiness of the Chinese people. I am so moved and so proud of being a Party member," said a Sina Weibo user.