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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]
After the independence of Indonesia, the government adopted a number of policies to restrict the business and trading of Chinese living in Indonesia. A presidential regulation in November 1959 banned... [Item of the Day]
The steamship Great Republic was launched on 8 November 1866. The first passenger liner between San Francisco and Hong Kong could accomodate 1450 passengers. The introduction of steamships... [Item of the Day]
Thousands of young men from China arrived in the 1880s to work on the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Government of Canada imposed many restrictions and regulations on immigrants from... [Item of the Day]
The Communist International (Comintern) in Moscow issued the order that the Chinese Communist Party should move from Shanghai to Canton. This order, dated 18 July 1922, aimed to stimulate cooperation... [Item of the Day]
One of China's most famous writers, Li Pei Kan (Li Peigan, 1904-2005), took the name of Pa Chin (Ba Jin), honoring his important mentors, Bakunin and Kropotkin. This is the first page of a letter to... [Item of the Day]
Since 13 May 1989, students demonstrating for democratic reforms had occupied Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The government warned that it would not tolerate the "social chaos". After it had in vain... [Item of the Day]
After the death of model soldier Lei Feng, Chairman Mao called upon the nation to "learn from Lei Feng." There are many myths about the cause of Lei Fengs death.On 6 March 1997, however, all these... [Item of the Day]