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 establishment of New China put an end to the several-thousand-year history of the minority exploiting and ruling the majority. The Chinese people became the masters of the new society and new state. On November 20, 1949, the Second People’s Congress of Beijing was convened. Delegates to the congress are shown here with the newly elected mayor and members of the municipal government.