In Chinese politics, there are political and economic transitions between different leadership generations. The economic policies under Mao Zedong and under Deng Xiaoping stand in stark contrast to each other. Xi Jinping's personal power is considerably enhanced compared to his predecessors Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao. Despite this, the Chinese Communist Party successfully creates a homogeneous narrative from 1949 to 2018 (and beyond) as one political project, one continuous goal, and one political party to do the job. This paper explores the role of three conceptual metaphors in achieving this continuity in political historiography. These metaphors are: 1) the struggle metaphor, 2) the marching metaphor, and 3) the construction metaphor. These are all in contemporary use and underpin the current Secretary General Xi Jinping's goal of Chinese national rejuvenation. The paper evaluates effects of these extended metaphors in: 1) creating narrative continuity, 2) indirectly calling for trust and patience from the Chinese people through long time-lines, and 3) communicating the leadership’s control of the political situation. To analyze how the CCP portrays their nearly 70 years in power as one and the same road, I draw on methodological sources from Political Science, Linguistics and History. An interdisciplinary analysis of extended metaphors can throw new light on how the Chinese Communist Party deconstructs their own heterogeneous transitions in order to achieve a coherent story and a single, homogeneous identity.