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.
New China adopted an independent foreign policy of peace. It sought to develop relations with foreign governments and to make friendly contacts with foreign peoples on the basis of equality. On October 3, 1949, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics became the first country to establish formal diplomatic relations with New China. Soviet Ambassador to China Roschin is shown here presenting credentials to Chairman Mao Zedong on October 16, 1949.