Photos: China's Communist Party marks centenary

  • China’s ruling Communist Party is marking its centenary with and fanfare on July 1. Commemorations are to continue even after the anniversary of the party’s founding as an underground political movement in 1921. A look at some of the key event since the party seized power under Mao Zedong in 1949.
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Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong smiles and waves in 1969. Since seizing power amid civil war in 1949, the party has undergone a tumultuous history, but president and party leader Xi Jinping is emphasizing the country’s rise to economic, military and diplomatic over the past four decades since reforms were enacted.(AP Photo)

Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong smiles and waves in 1969. Since seizing power amid civil war in 1949, the party has undergone a tumultuous history, but president and party leader Xi Jinping is emphasizing the country’s rise to economic, military and diplomatic over the past four decades since reforms were enacted.(AP Photo)

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A column of Chinese Communist light tanks enter the streets of Beijing, formerly known as Peking, which are filled with people watching the conquerors pass on May 2, 1949. That year, Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists lost the Chinese civil war to Mao Zedong's Communists and retreat from the Chinese mainland to the island of Taiwan.(AP Photo)

A column of Chinese Communist light tanks enter the streets of Beijing, formerly known as Peking, which are filled with people watching the conquerors pass on May 2, 1949. That year, Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists lost the Chinese civil war to Mao Zedong's Communists and retreat from the Chinese mainland to the island of Taiwan.(AP Photo)

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An undated photo shows crowds holding posters of China's Communist Party leader Mao Zedong filling the street of a city in China, celebrating the triumph of the Communist revolution.(AP Photo)

An undated photo shows crowds holding posters of China's Communist Party leader Mao Zedong filling the street of a city in China, celebrating the triumph of the Communist revolution.(AP Photo)

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A smiling Mao Zedong, chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, chats with villagers in an agricultural co-op during an inspection tour in Henan Province, China on July 19, 1962. Such cooperatives were absorbed in the communes which Mao developed several years earlier. The results of the switch, plus natural disasters, brought economic wounds which were long in healing.(AP Photo)

A smiling Mao Zedong, chairman of the Chinese Communist Party, chats with villagers in an agricultural co-op during an inspection tour in Henan Province, China on July 19, 1962. Such cooperatives were absorbed in the communes which Mao developed several years earlier. The results of the switch, plus natural disasters, brought economic wounds which were long in healing.(AP Photo)

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Chinese communist party leader Mao Zedong and US President Richard Nixon shake hands as they meet in Beijing, China on February 21, 1972. Tossed into the middle of a potential thawing in US relations with China, Judy Bochenski and her American ping pong teammates helped deliver one of the great diplomatic coups of their time. Their hastily arranged trip for exhibitions in three Chinese cities helped part the Red Curtain and open the way to a new world order that included China. It worked so well that President Richard Nixon would get on Air Force One the next year to make a state visit to China that enthralled the world.(AP Photo)

Chinese communist party leader Mao Zedong and US President Richard Nixon shake hands as they meet in Beijing, China on February 21, 1972. Tossed into the middle of a potential thawing in US relations with China, Judy Bochenski and her American ping pong teammates helped deliver one of the great diplomatic coups of their time. Their hastily arranged trip for exhibitions in three Chinese cities helped part the Red Curtain and open the way to a new world order that included China. It worked so well that President Richard Nixon would get on Air Force One the next year to make a state visit to China that enthralled the world.(AP Photo)

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Left: Female machinists working in a precision valve factory in Wuzhong, China on September 9, 1985. Right: A cargo truck driving amid stacked shipping containers at the Yangshan port in Shanghai on March 29, 2018. Mao made improvements of women's issues a major goal, but despite improvements women still face difficulties at all levels.(Neal Ulevich/ AP and AP Photo)

Left: Female machinists working in a precision valve factory in Wuzhong, China on September 9, 1985. Right: A cargo truck driving amid stacked shipping containers at the Yangshan port in Shanghai on March 29, 2018. Mao made improvements of women's issues a major goal, but despite improvements women still face difficulties at all levels.(Neal Ulevich/ AP and AP Photo)

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Civilians with rocks stand on a military armored vehicle near Chang'an Boulevard in Beijing as violence escalated between pro-democracy protesters and Chinese troops, leaving hundreds dead overnight on June 4, 1989.(Jeff Widener / AP)

Civilians with rocks stand on a military armored vehicle near Chang'an Boulevard in Beijing as violence escalated between pro-democracy protesters and Chinese troops, leaving hundreds dead overnight on June 4, 1989.(Jeff Widener / AP)

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Members of the combined Chinese Armed Forces colour guard raise the Chinese flag at the Hong Kong convention centre marking the moment Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule on June 30, 1997.(Kimimasa Mayama/Pool Photo via AP)

Members of the combined Chinese Armed Forces colour guard raise the Chinese flag at the Hong Kong convention centre marking the moment Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule on June 30, 1997.(Kimimasa Mayama/Pool Photo via AP)

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Crew carrying the first Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei after his landing on the Inner Mongolian grasslands of northern China on October 16, 2003. Beijing's mission control declared the country's landmark debut flight "a success."(Xinhua via AP)

Crew carrying the first Chinese astronaut Yang Liwei after his landing on the Inner Mongolian grasslands of northern China on October 16, 2003. Beijing's mission control declared the country's landmark debut flight "a success."(Xinhua via AP)

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Protestors stand on a barricade at the occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong on December 10, 2014. Relations between Hong Kong and mainland China came to a boil on several occasions, most recently with the passing of the national security law in 2020.(Kin Cheung / AP)

Protestors stand on a barricade at the occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong on December 10, 2014. Relations between Hong Kong and mainland China came to a boil on several occasions, most recently with the passing of the national security law in 2020.(Kin Cheung / AP)

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A guard tower and barbed wire fences are seen around a facility in the Kunshan Industrial Park in Artux in western China's Xinjiang region on December 3, 2018. This is one of a growing number of internment camps in the Xinjiang region, where by some estimates 1 million Muslims are detained, forced to give up their language and their religion and subject to political indoctrination.(Ng Han Guan / AP)

A guard tower and barbed wire fences are seen around a facility in the Kunshan Industrial Park in Artux in western China's Xinjiang region on December 3, 2018. This is one of a growing number of internment camps in the Xinjiang region, where by some estimates 1 million Muslims are detained, forced to give up their language and their religion and subject to political indoctrination.(Ng Han Guan / AP)

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A woman on her electric-powered scooter films a large video screen outside a shopping mall showing Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking during an event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of China's Communist Party at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on July 1.(Andy Wong / AP)

A woman on her electric-powered scooter films a large video screen outside a shopping mall showing Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking during an event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of China's Communist Party at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on July 1.(Andy Wong / AP)

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