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The Eighth National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party was held in Beijing from September 15 to 27, 1956. It analysed the situation after the socialist transformation of the private ownership of the means of production had been basically completed and set the task of building socialism throughout the country. At the congress, Mao Zedong made the opening address, Liu Shaoqi delivered a political report, Zhou Enlai gave a "Report on Proposals for the Second Five-Year Plan for Economic Development (1958-62)", Deng Xiaoping gave a "Report on the Revision of the Party Constitution" and Zhu De, Chen Yun and Dong Biwu made important speeches. The congress adopted a resolution on the political report, a revised Constitution and the Proposals for the Second Five-Year Plan. It also elected a new Central Committee. The Eighth National Party Congress defined the correct line for advancing the socialist cause and for building the Party.