Milestones: 1958

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

-- China starts the Great Leap Forward and organizes villages into "people's communes" to push for industrial development and agricultural production.

-- Public canteens become the main venues to obtain food as "people's communes" takes dominance over private life.

-- The first nuclear reactor is completed in June.

-- The Chinese army of volunteers fully withdraws from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea by October.

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