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[Commemorate the 70th anniversary of PRC founding] XCMG Crane has completed the replacement of Chairman Mao’s portrait on Tian’anmen for 53 years in a row


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On October 1, 1949

Mao Zedong declared the Founding of new China on Tian’anmen Square,

Nearly 500,000 people gathered to

witness this historical moment



From then on, a new page was opened in China

XCMG offers a special gift to motherland

on the eve of national day


A sacred ceremony


At 23:00 on September 24, the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the found of new China entered the countdown.

When the night came in Chang’an Street, Chairman Mao’s portrait on Tian’anmen Rostrum ushered a replacement once a year. This time, the constructor adopted a XCMG XCT80 truck crane.



As in previous years, a number of construction workers first climbed the tower, leaned down to the hanging of Chairman Mao's portrait, and gently picked it off from the bottom, and then the portrait was lifted off with a crane. After a little while, the portrait was safely removed.


On September 24, XCMG truck crane participated in the replacement of Chairman Mao’s portrait on the Tian’anmen Rostrum 


The crane raised its arm again to firmly hook the top of new portrait placed on the van, and lifted it toward the center of Tian’anmen Rostrum. The portrait was stable in the whole process. An hour later, a newly painted portrait of Chairman Mao was hanged in the center of Tian’anmen Rostrum, awaiting the world’s gaze.



In 2018, XCMG truck crane participated in the replacement of Chairman Mao’s portrait on the Tian’anmen Rostrum


This solemn replacement ceremony has continued for 53 years. In addition, the cranes for lifting flower baskets on Tian’anmen Square all come from XCMG.


In 2017, XCMG truck crane participated in the replacement of Chairman Mao’s portrait on the Tian’anmen Rostrum


To ensure smooth and safe lifting, the most advanced crane in the world was delivered to Beijing to complete this task. Since 2016, the first technical platform in the global crane industry was born in XCMG, with micro-mobility accurately to millimeter level and high refined degree, like plunking strings at a height of dozens of meters.


Found in May 1943, Huaxing Iron Factory was later incorporated with the leadership of General Xu Shiyou in Jiaodong Military Region-- Lunan No. 8 Arsenal


XCMG, a large-scale state-owned construction machinery manufacturer which originated from Lunan No. 8 Arsenal in 1943, struggled for 76 years and formed its golden action standard of “Leading Technology, Everlasting Products, and Becoming Crafts”. 


Input in Yimeng mountains and harvest in Pengcheng


 “Be loyal to the party and win honor for the country” is XCMG’s commitment to General Secretary Xi, and also the consistent principle of all XCMG employees.


In 2017, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, visited XCMG


In March 1963, the first 5-tonnage truck XCMG crane was successfully off the line.


In March 1963, the snow and ice began to melt in Pengcheng, the former Xuzhou. In the workshop of XCMG Hoisting Machinery, a brand-new truck crane was decorated with red cloth. Accompanied by the sound of firecrackers, the first truck crane in China was officially born.


XCMG truck crane participated in the hanging of the portrait of Sun Yat-sen in Tian’anmen Square


Now, the world’s first intelligent crane turntable production line officially starts, which integrates 18 processes. A person can control 10 machines. The intelligent welding level of robot reaches 75%, and the production efficiency is increased by 150%.


The world’s first crane turntable production line


XCMG, with enterprising attitude

delivered power for the War of Resistance

As a striver, XCMG

took the lead in developing construction machinery manufacturing industry of China