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100 Years ago....

Communist Party formed in China

June 30, 1921

The revolution in Russia, the translation of the works of Karl Marx and the rise of a student movement have led to the formation this month of a Chinese Communist Party. The inaugural meeting, held at a girls' school in Shanghai, called for the "overthrow of the capitalist class". Among those who attended the meeting was Mao Tse-tung, who is a library assistant and primary school teacher.

Article from "Chronicle of the 20th Century" ISBN 1 872031 80 3

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