A translation of Manifesto of the Communist Party was published in Shanghai.
Eighth Route Army soldiers celebrating victory on the Great Wall.
Mao Zedong went to Chongqing to talk with the Kuomintang government.
Private handicraftsmen turned to the socialist path by way of cooperatives.
Workers of the Daqing Oilfield at work.
A village-level organization signing a contract with peasants.
The People’s Liberation Army immediately set out to liberate the whole of the Chinese mainland, thus bringing an end to the war-torn and splintered old China. Shown here are people in China’s western most city, Kashi in Xinjiang, singing and dancing on November 30, 1949, in celebration of liberation.