With a handful of people founding the Chinese Communist Party 100 years ago, the Chinese people gained a leadership body that could deliver them from a struggle that dates back to 1839. Now, the CPC will play a decisive role in determining the fate not only of China but of the world.
Since its founding the Communist Party of China successfully led the struggle to restore China’s national independence in 1949 and since then it has been responsible for the greatest social achievements in human history.
Speech by Xi Jinping on 1 July 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC.
By Jude Woodward
It can hardly have escaped even the most committed Wagnerphobe that this year is a centenary celebration.
Alongside concert performances of all his major operas at the Proms, radio and TV broadcasts there are countless assessments of his life, politics, opinions and their relationship to his work.