The Communist Party is marking a century since its foundation – although the exact date of the first meeting is unclear. Photo: Kyodo
The Communist Party is marking a century since its foundation – although the exact date of the first meeting is unclear. Photo: Kyodo

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Why China’s Communist Party celebrates anniversary on July 1, earlier than first official meeting

  • The party held its first national congress in July 1921 but the political confusion of the times left exact day unclear
  • Date of the inaugural gathering was lost through incomplete records, a police raid and the country’s civil war

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The Communist Party is marking a century since its foundation – although the exact date of the first meeting is unclear. Photo: Kyodo
The Communist Party is marking a century since its foundation – although the exact date of the first meeting is unclear. Photo: Kyodo
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