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CPC development: The founding of the PRC


In yesterday's program, we reviewed how the Communist Party of China fought against Japanese aggression behind a united front with the Kuomintang and its efforts to liberate the whole country later.

After that,the People's Republic of China was founded and measures to consolidate it were taken. Paul Crowe tells us more about how the CPC managed to build a brand-new nation.

The first Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference was held in Beijing in September 1949.

The decision to found the People's Republic of China was announced at that meeting.

An 82-page declaration issued at the meeting is stored in the National Museum.

Chang Ruiqing, Staff of National Museum, said, "This declaration has eighty-two pages. 644 CPPCC members attended the meeting."

During the meeting, the Common Program was approved, which served as the de facto Constitution for the next five years.

The conference also made decisions on the new national anthem: "The March of the Volunteers",the national flag, and the spelling of the capital city, Beijing.

Mao Zedong was chosen as the chairman of the Central People's Government.

Mao Zedong, Founder of the PRC, said, "We all have a common feeling that what we have done will be recorded in human history. It indicates that Chinese people, who make up one-fourth of the world population, have stood up."

Then came the defining moment on October the first 1949.

Chairman Mao Zedong declared the founding of the People's Republic of China.

The People's Republic of China and the Central People's Government are founded today!

The founding of the PRC marked China's New Democratic Revolution had achieved great success.

China's history entered a new era.

In May 1951, the Central People's Government signed an agreement with the Tibetan local government, and announced the peaceful liberation of Tibet.

Chinese people then devoted themselves to building and strengthening their country.

Sailing in uncharted waters against choppy uncertainties, their achievements would be written into the history of the Republic.

(CNTV June 27, 2011)

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