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How the Chinese Communist Party moved to Canton by means of a Dutchman. Please vote for this archive record as Record of the Year On July 18, 1922 the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) only existed for... [News]
Books as Objects of Veneration, Subjects of DestructionExpositie georganiseerd door het Sinologisch Instituut van de Universiteit Leiden,7 december 2004 - 30 juni 2005In de bibliotheken van het... [News]
Our aimFor a long time now, there has been a real lack of historical data on the economy and society of China. Recently, some volumes have appeared dealing with, for example, price series as well as... [General page]
The first modern Chinese bank, the Imperial Bank of China (IBC), opened for business in Shanghai on 27 May 1897. Its birth was the result of China's new financial demands. More and more Chinese ... [Item of the Day]
Strong anti-foreigner sentiment emerged during the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920) with its notion of national pride, 'Mexicanidad'. Chinese immigrants were accused of taking jobs and women away from... [Item of the Day]
Lin Zhao was executed by a firing squad on this day in 1968 for 'insanely attacking, cursing, and slandering our great Chinese Communist Party and our great leader Chairman Mao'. Her mother had to... [Item of the Day]
China and Israel officially established political relations on 24 January 1992. The first contract on labour export from China to Israel was signed in that same year. Ten years later, there were 17.... [Item of the Day]
Peasants played no role in the revolutionary plans of the Chinese Communist Party until March 1927, when Mao Zedong published his Report on an Investigation of the Peasant Movement in Hunan. In Hunan... [Item of the Day]
The peaks of Communist influence in the pre-communist Chinese workers' movement occurred  in the course of nationalist protests in which other classes participated and with which employers... [Item of the Day]
According to a report dated 8 August 2012, investigators of China Labor Watch, a New York-based NGO, 'were stunned by the results of the investigation of HEG Electronics (Huizhou) Co., Ltd, which... [Item of the Day]