Milestones: 1961

(China Daily)
Updated: 2009-09-30 05:12

Milestones: 1961
Model soldier Lei Feng escorts an elderly woman home in Fushun, Liaoning province, in 1961. Ji Zeng 

-- China hosts the 26th World Table Tennis Championships, the first international sporting event to be held in the country. Chinese ping-pong players capture three titles.

-- China starts to address problems arising from the speedy organization of communes.

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