A portrait of Sun Yat-sen in Tiananmen Square. The Communist Party has laid claim to his legacy. Photo: AFP A portrait of Sun Yat-sen in Tiananmen Square. The Communist Party has laid claim to his legacy. Photo: AFP
A portrait of Sun Yat-sen in Tiananmen Square. The Communist Party has laid claim to his legacy. Photo: AFP

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What was the revolution that led to the first Chinese republic? And how does the Communist Party view it today?

  • The Xinhai revolution started 110 years ago and saw the end of the Qing dynasty and the birth of a new China
  • Reformers grew impatient at the pace of change after years of internal uprisings and defeats at the hands of foreign powers

Topic |   China’s Communist Party
A portrait of Sun Yat-sen in Tiananmen Square. The Communist Party has laid claim to his legacy. Photo: AFP A portrait of Sun Yat-sen in Tiananmen Square. The Communist Party has laid claim to his legacy. Photo: AFP
A portrait of Sun Yat-sen in Tiananmen Square. The Communist Party has laid claim to his legacy. Photo: AFP
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