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.
At the Second Session of the Eighth National Congress of the CPC held in May 1958 in Beijing, a general line of “going all out, aiming high and achieving greater, faster, better and more economical results in building socialism” was adopted. The line represented the common wish of the people to change China’s backward economic and cultural situations. However, it overlooked objective economic laws.