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China

  • Brian Hunter
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Key Historical Events. In the course of 1949 the Communists obtained full control of the mainland of China, and in 1950 also over most islands off the coast (but not Taiwan see below). On 1 Oct. 1949 Mao Zedong (Tse-tung) proclaimed the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. For the early history of the Communist régime see The Statesman’s Yearbook, 1992 – 93, p. 355. For the Tiananmen Square demonstration (1989) see The Statesman’s Yearbook, 1994–95, p. 346. Most prominent leader during this period was sometime Party Leader Deng Xiaoping, who resigned from the Politburo in Nov. 1987 and from the chairmanship of the Military Commissions in Nov. 1989.

Zhonghua Renmin Gonghe Guo (People’s Republic of China)

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