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Chinese Communist Party Celebrates its 100th Birthday
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  • Participants of the grand parade are singing to mark the party's anniversary.
  • Chinese president Xi Jinping  applauding above huge portrait of chairman Mao.
  • The Chinese Communist Party first announced plans to hold grand celebrations to mark its 100th anniversary in March.
  • Kids are watching grand parade as the second largest party in the world is getting ready to step into the next century of its activities.
  • Chinese military helicopters are forming the number 100 in the sky.
  • Military orchestra is setting the rhythm for the celebrations.
  • Chinese president Xi Jinping is addressing the nation on the party's 100th anniversary.
  • The emblem of the Communist Party of China is a stylised version of hammer and sickle.
  • People are sending thousands of balloons into the sky to mark a century since the communist party was founded.
  • Chinese military unites are marching during the grand parade.
  • Students waiving flags during the celebration of the CCP's 100th anniversary at the Tiananmen square.
  • Fishing boats near Hong Kong fly the Chinese flag.
  • People are taking pictures at the grand celebration.
  • Military band's percussionists are standing still.
  • People arrived at the grand parade from many parts of China to whiteness one of the most glittering event of this year.
  • People are taking pictures of the military airshow.
  • Thousands of red flags are streamed up in the sky.
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Participants of the grand parade are singing to mark the party’s anniversary.

Although members of the Chinese Communist Party celebrate the anniversary of the party’s foundation on 1 July, some historians suggest this might be inaccurate and that the party was actually founded on 23 July 1921, when the 1st National Congress of the CCP took place in Shanghai.

The second-largest political party in the world, with more than 90 million members, marks the 100th anniversary of its founding on 1 July. The party was founded  by two pioneers of the communist movement in China – Li Dazhao, who, at the time, was Head Librarian and Professor at Peking University, and Chen Duxiu, philosopher and author.

In 2021, the number of CCP members very nearly reached 91 million, which represents about 6.4 percent of China’s 1.4 billion population. It is second in size only to India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party which has about 180 million members.

Large-scale festivities have been organised across the country, and the leadership has gathered at Tiananmen Square in Beijing for a meeting. More than 70,000 guests participated in the event.

Centenary event: Two songs express CPC’s values in COVID-19 fight
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Centenary event: Two songs express CPC’s values in COVID-19 fight
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Chinese dancer Zhang Jian was joined by actors Liu Peiqi, Tong Liya, Wan Qian and others to present song-and-dance act “The People Come First” in Chapter 4, “A Splendid Future,” of the art performance titled “Epic Journey” during the celebrations marking the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the National Stadium in Chinese capital Beijing.

A scene from the “Epic Journey” art performance during the celebrations marking the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the National Stadium. /CMG

A scene from the “Epic Journey” art performance during the celebrations marking the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the National Stadium. /CMG

A scene from the “Epic Journey” art performance during the celebrations marking the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the National Stadium. /CMG

A scene from the “Epic Journey” art performance during the celebrations marking the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) at the National Stadium. /CMG

Following the incredible combination of singing and dancing, Xue Haoyin and Zhou Xiaolin, together with other singers, conveyed the CPC’s belief of valuing life more than anything in the song “Life Above All.”

“Between heaven and earth the gate of hope is opening. The gentle heart summons us for a voyage against the tide,” sang the performers.

“I am the child of civilization, cherishing every creature big and small. A great love unites us all with warmth melting the ice.”

Splendid fireworks ignited the night sky over the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.
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Splendid fireworks ignited the night sky over the Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.

The fireworks over the Beijing National Stadium. /China Media Group

Heralded by the first set of fireworks, which displayed the number 100, an art performance titled “Epic Journey” was staged at the National Stadium on Monday evening.

The fireworks over the Beijing National Stadium. /CFP

The fireworks over the Beijing National Stadium. /CFP

The fireworks over the Beijing National Stadium. /China Media Group

The fireworks over the Beijing National Stadium. /China Media Group

With aerial fireworks forming diverse patterns, the night sky dazzled over the Chinese capital.

Chinese Communist Party Celebrates its 100th Birthday
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  • Participants of the grand parade are singing to mark the party's anniversary.
  • Chinese president Xi Jinping  applauding above huge portrait of chairman Mao.
  • The Chinese Communist Party first announced plans to hold grand celebrations to mark its 100th anniversary in March.
  • Kids are watching grand parade as the second largest party in the world is getting ready to step into the next century of its activities.
  • Chinese military helicopters are forming the number 100 in the sky.
  • Military orchestra is setting the rhythm for the celebrations.
  • Chinese president Xi Jinping is addressing the nation on the party's 100th anniversary.
  • The emblem of the Communist Party of China is a stylised version of hammer and sickle.
  • People are sending thousands of balloons into the sky to mark a century since the communist party was founded.
  • Chinese military unites are marching during the grand parade.
  • Students waiving flags during the celebration of the CCP's 100th anniversary at the Tiananmen square.
  • Fishing boats near Hong Kong fly the Chinese flag.
  • People are taking pictures at the grand celebration.
  • Military band's percussionists are standing still.
  • People arrived at the grand parade from many parts of China to whiteness one of the most glittering event of this year.
  • People are taking pictures of the military airshow.
  • Thousands of red flags are streamed up in the sky.
© REUTERS / CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS
Participants of the grand parade are singing to mark the party’s anniversary.

Although members of the Chinese Communist Party celebrate the anniversary of the party’s foundation on 1 July, some historians suggest this might be inaccurate and that the party was actually founded on 23 July 1921, when the 1st National Congress of the CCP took place in Shanghai.

The second-largest political party in the world, with more than 90 million members, marks the 100th anniversary of its founding on 1 July. The party was founded  by two pioneers of the communist movement in China – Li Dazhao, who, at the time, was Head Librarian and Professor at Peking University, and Chen Duxiu, philosopher and author.

In 2021, the number of CCP members very nearly reached 91 million, which represents about 6.4 percent of China’s 1.4 billion population. It is second in size only to India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party which has about 180 million members.

Large-scale festivities have been organised across the country, and the leadership has gathered at Tiananmen Square in Beijing for a meeting. More than 70,000 guests participated in the event.

How did the Communist Party of China (CPC) grow from an organization of just over 50 members to the world’s biggest political party with more than 91 million members during the past 100 years?
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Explained: Why China chooses CPC and socialism
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A sign marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC is seen in Shanghai, east China, June 21, 2021. /CFP

How did the Communist Party of China (CPC) grow from an organization of just over 50 members to the world’s biggest political party with more than 91 million members during the past 100 years? What are the reasons behind its creation, development and success? A recently released short video by China Daily explored the answers.

The five-minute video, released days ahead of the CPC’s centenary, reviewed China’s struggles for independence, development and modernization amid a series of crises in the 19th and early 20th centuries and the CPC’s role in the process.

Since China’s defeat in the Opium War in the 1840s, generations of Chinese patriots made a number of attempts to transform the country. “They tried to push for reform and build a constitutional monarchy, but it failed. They were able to build a democratic republic through revolution (the Xinhai Revolution in 1911), but it did not last long,” the video noted.

“The Chinese people were very motivated,” said Jin Canrong, a professor of international relations at Renmin University of China. “When facing the external pressure, they made many attempts, but most of them failed.”

“In the end the people chose the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China because they have a goal of modernizing China,” Jin added.

A screenshot of the China Daily video

Early Communist groups started to sprout up in Chinese cities with a large working class during the May Fourth Movement in 1919, when students and workers protested the government that caved in to demands by imperialist powers after World War I. During the protests, intellectuals influenced by Marxism after the October Revolution in Russia in 1917 were touched by the power of workers in the fight to save China.

The CPC was founded in July 1921 amid Chinese Communists’ efforts to find a way out for the country.

“From the day of its foundation the CPC was determined to reach out to the lower strata of society, to the toiling masses who made up the vast majority of the Chinese population and to mobilize them,” said Zhou Kun, a researcher at the Institute of Party History and Literature of the CPC Central Committee.

Led by Mao Zedong, the CPC worked to mobilize peasants – the silent majority of the Chinese people at that time, paving the way for its unique revolutionary strategy of surrounding cities from the countryside and eventually established the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

A screenshot of the China Daily video

“The only thing that draws people together is by addressing majority people’s concern,” said Fred Engst, son of Sid Engst and Joan Hinton, an American couple who came to China in the 1940s and witnessed China’s revolution and socialist development.

“When you sided with the overwhelming majority of the people, the peasantry, the workers, people in lower, you will get their support,” he said.

“The path of socialism chosen by China is a choice made by history and by the people,” the video said in the end, quoting the words of Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the CPC Central Committee.

The State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China on Friday released a white paper titled “China’s Political Party System: Cooperation and Consultation.”
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The May Fourth Movement and the founding of the CPC | CPC in 100 Years
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The May Fourth Movement and the founding of the CPC | CPC in 100 Years
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When people refer to the May Fourth Movement, they don’t simply mean the events that began that day in 1919, but rather a broader ideological change that saw a political awakening among China’s young intellectuals. Only by expanding our vision can we understand the movement’s impact on modern China and the vital role it played in the establishment of the CPC.