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Communist party founded

The first meeting of the Chinese Communist Party.

"Why Can't Women Be Heroes Too?"

Qiu Jin was the tragic star of the failed revolution of 1907, against the Qing Dynasty.

The First Meeting of the Chinese Communist Party

Michael Wood describes the first meeting of the Chinese Communist Party in Shanghai 1921.

The Last Communist Collective in China

Michael Wood visits the last surviving communist outpost in today's China.

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