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70 Years Of Communist China

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(Reuters) - China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule on Oct. 1 with flowers, speeches, performances and a massive military parade through central Beijing. The 70 years since the end of the civil war, in which Communists and Nationalists, or Kuomintang, fought to control territory vacated by the invading Japanese, have been tumultuous.

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China went through wrenching social changes as it veered from a planned economy to a failed experiment with radical collectivization to today’s free-wheeling, often messy mix of bare-knuckled competition and crony capitalism, all supervised by the Communist Party.

FULL ARTICLE - https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-china-anniversary-timeline/timeline-seven-decades-of-communist-china-idUKKBN1WA03N

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1949: Mao Zedong proclaims the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1 in Beijing. Chiang Kai-shek’s defeated Nationalist-led government flees to Taiwan in December.

1950-1953: China supports North Korea against U.S.-backed South Korea in the Korean War. At least 100,000 Chinese “volunteers” die.

1957: The Anti-Rightist Movement purges intellectuals and reformers with liberal economic and political views. Veteran Communists are later purged for opposing the Great Leap Forward.

1958-1961: The Great Leap Forward attempts to catapult China into the modern industrial age by collectivizing agriculture and creating steel in “backyard furnaces.” An estimated 30 million people, mostly peasants, starve to death.

1959: Chinese troops crush an uprising in Lhasa after widespread Tibetan resistance against forced collectivization. The Dalai Lama flees to India, where he remains.

1966-1976: The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution unleashes the teenage Red Guards, who with fanatical devotion to Mao set out to destroy all vestiges of China’s “feudal” culture. Schools close and the country disintegrates to near anarchy before youths decamp to the countryside to “learn from peasants.”

1971: The People’s Republic of China joins the United Nations, displacing the Nationalist-led government in Taiwan, which had held the China seat.

1972: U.S. president Richard Nixon visits China.

1976: Tangshan earthquake. An estimated 300,000 die.

1976: Mao dies. Veteran Party members defeat a power grab by his wife, paving the way for Deng Xiaoping to take charge.

1978: “Reform and Opening up” policy revives agriculture as peasants regain the right to farm their own plots. Over the next decade, food shortages vanish and foreign investment begins.

1978-1979: “Democracy wall” posters support political reform.

1979: United States and China reestablish diplomatic relations.

1985: China runs a trade surplus with United States for the first time.

1989: Students and workers protest for political reform and against inflation on Tiananmen Square for weeks before the army crushes the movement on June 4, killing hundreds, if not more.

1992: Deng revives economic reform with his Southern Tour.

1997: Deng dies.

1997: British colony Hong Kong returns to Chinese rule. Tiny Portuguese-run Macau follows suit two years later.

1998: The Asian financial crisis coincides with reform of state-owned firms, throwing an estimated 30 million out of work.

2001: China joins the World Trade Organization.

March 2008: Protests erupt across the Tibetan plateau after deadly riots in Lhasa, triggering a crackdown on Tibetans.

May 12, 2008: An earthquake in Sichuan province kills around 80,000.

August 8, 2008: Olympic Games open in Beijing.

2009: Ethnic riots in China’s far western region of Xinjiang kill 197 people.

2012: Xi Jinping becomes head of the Communist Party, and president the next year, kicking off a massive crackdown on corruption and civil society, with dozens of senior officials jailed for graft and rights activists jailed on charges that include subversion.

2013: Xi unveils landmark initiative to re-create the old Silk Road, now called the Belt and Road Initiative.

2013: China jails once-rising political star and contender for top leadership Bo Xilai for life for corruption, in a dramatic scandal kicked off by his wife’s murder of a British businessman.

2015: China’s fearsome former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang jailed for life for crimes including corruption and leaking state secrets.

2017: U.S. President Donald Trump visits Beijing, but the next year the two countries embark on a trade war, underscoring deteriorating ties between the world’s two largest economies.

2018: China changes its constitution to lift presidential term limits, meaning Xi can remain president until he dies.

2019: Mass and at times violent protests in the Chinese territory of Hong Kong against a contested extradition bill morph into demands for greater freedom from Beijing.

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10/10 for effort DT, warrants a reply.

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Haha yep I'm the copy and paste master  ;) 

It's just a Reuters article mate, but cheers. 

Ooh I've centralised it. Dang. Doug will not be impressed. I'll alter it?

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3 minutes ago, DayTrader said:

Haha yep I'm the copy and paste master  ;) 

It's just a Reuters article mate, but cheers. 

Ooh I've centralised it. Dang. Doug will not be impressed. I'll alter it?

yep its annoying , must be an old person thing....

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                                                                                   Hahah genius. I've altered it now.

                                                                                                           :) 

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@James Regan  - keep it to the left please.

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15 minutes ago, DayTrader said:

@James Regan  - keep it to the left please.

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Fantastic Doug will be so pleased, he is quite a handsome chap really for an old oilfield dinosaur, and the fact he rides a tractor of a motorcycle.

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I was putting on my eye liner and did a typo.
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Yes. Xi agrees. 

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6 minutes ago, DayTrader said:

Yes. Xi agrees. 

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If he was Bi-Polar they would have four presidents for his whole life time, that would get interesting. I can talk about this disorder as I have lived with it for a long time, so before anyone jumps on me think twice.😜

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1 minute ago, James Regan said:

so before anyone jumps on me think twice.

Or 4 times ...

Sorry, couldn't resist  x

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23 minutes ago, James Regan said:

Fantastic Doug will be so pleased, he is quite a handsome chap really for an old oilfield dinosaur, and the fact he rides a tractor of a motorcycle.

He's also a pretty big and tall person in real life, and is also far smarter than me about discussing local politics in public here in Malaysia (certain "sensitive" topics can get one arrested here).  And yep, he rides a big motorcycle a lot.  Not one of those annoying, whiny little 125cc mosquito bikes, but a huge monster bike.

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48 minutes ago, James Regan said:

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I was putting on my eye liner and did a typo.

I'm loving the new trend of adding a little comedy in the tags and edits

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Key takeaway from this post:

 

1985: China runs a trade surplus with United States for the first time.

 

Now we have a President that is actually doing something about it!

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On 9/29/2019 at 4:12 AM, DayTrader said:

Haha yep I'm the copy and paste master  ;) 

It's just a Reuters article mate, but cheers. 

Ooh I've centralised it. Dang. Doug will not be impressed. I'll alter it?

I would not have been impressed if it would have shown up as one character or one word per line as in your last feeble attempt...hairball!

It didn’t, so no worries😂

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On 9/29/2019 at 5:27 AM, DayTrader said:

I'm loving the new trend of adding a little comedy in the tags and edits

The sad thing is....he probably was!

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On 9/29/2019 at 4:38 AM, James Regan said:

 Edited yesterday at 04:41 AM by James Regan
I was putting on my eye liner and did a typo.

 

On 9/29/2019 at 5:27 AM, DayTrader said:

I'm loving the new trend of adding a little comedy in the tags and edits

 

43 minutes ago, Douglas Buckland said:

The sad thing is....he probably was!

 

Leave Britney Alone

 

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On 9/29/2019 at 4:38 AM, James Regan said:

Fantastic Doug will be so pleased, he is quite a handsome chap really for an old oilfield dinosaur, and the fact he rides a tractor of a motorcycle.

....and who, pray tell, went out and bought the latest, greatest BMW crotch rocket and wrecked it before even getting it home! Catching it all on camera as well!

I might add that I have managed to keep my old tractor ‘right side up’ for almost 8 years now...🤔

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On 9/29/2019 at 4:06 AM, James Regan said:

10/10 for effort DT, warrants a reply.

Hmmmm....didn’t I do a ‘History of Modern China’ thing not too long ago.🤔

I guess this is what happens when you start slagging old oilfield guys...lack of originality.

Just saying...😂

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