Chinese Communist Party's history goes online

10:35, January 02, 2011      

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China's major portal and news websites on Saturday began running a special column on major events in the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC) as part of its 90th anniversary celebrations.

"Today in Party's history," showing the party's milestone events in a calendar format, was compiled by the Party History Research Center under the CPC Central Committee, and appear on the CPC news network, cpc.people.com.cn, and other major portal websites such as sina.com.cn and xinhuanet.com.

China will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the CPC "merrily" and "economically" this year, according to Wang Chen, director of the Information Office of the State Council.

The anniversary will be a major event in China's political life in 2011, Wang said Thursday, adding that details of the celebrations would be revealed at an "appropriate" date.

The CPC was founded in July 1921, when 12 delegates, including late Chairman Mao Zedong, held the Party's first national congress in Shanghai.

Source: Xinhua
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