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Chinese Communist Party CCP celebrated its 100th anniversary

  • At Tiananmen Square in Beijing to participate in the celebrations of 100 years of Communist Party of China.
  • President Xi Jinping presented centenary medals to 29 CPC members who have made statement  "outstanding contributions to the Party and the people”.
  • Xi’s speech, considering China faces global adversity over the origins of the COVID-19, allegations of genocide against Uygur Muslims in Xinjiang, massive crackdown in Hong Kong to silent the pro-democracy voices and anti-govt protests.  
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  • CPC was founded by Mao Zedong and his associates in 1921.
  • It fought bloody wars at home both against political rivals and the Japanese occupation and took over power in 1949 forming the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
  • The CPC has undergone a total ideological makeover after Mao’s death in 1976.
  • CPC was revived by moderate leader Deng Xiaoping.
  • Deng replaced Mao's hardline Marxism with a pragmatic ideology of “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics” which supposedly helped China to emerge as the second-largest economy of the world.
Source: AIR News

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Topic GS-2: International Events, International Relations, Neighbouring Country Relations