Today in History

Aug 15, 1945: Japanese Emperor Hirohito announces Japan's unconditional surrender

Aug 14, 1975: Mao Zedong exchanges views with his staff on the classic Chinese novel "Water Margin"

Aug 13—Sept 25, 1977: The National College Entrance Conference is held in Beijing

Aug 12—18, 1977: The 11th National Congress of the CPC is held in Beijing

Aug 11, 1921: The China Labor Combination Secretary Department is established in Shanghai

Aug 10 Aug 10, 1946: The Shanxi-Hebei-Shandong-Henan military area launches the Longhai Campaign

Aug 9, 1945:  The Chinese people warmly welcome the Soviet Union's declared war on Japan

August 8—24, 2008: The 29th Olympic Games is successfully held in Beijing

August 7, 1927: The CPC Central Committee holds an emergency meeting in Hankou

August 6, 1935: Fang Zhimin, a CPC military and political leader, dies a martyr's death

August 5—20, 1973: The State Council holds the first national meeting on environmental protection

August 4, 1941: The CPC Central Committee issues a "Decision on Enemy and Puppet Army Organization Work"

August 3, 1935: The Red Army headquarters draft a campaign plan at Xiahe and Taohe River

August 2—16, 1959: The Eighth Plenary Session of the Eighth CPC Central Committee is held

August 1, 1927: The Nanchang Uprising breaks out

July 31—Aug 3, 1958: August Khrushchev, first secretary of the CPSU Central Committee, visits China

July 30, 1955: "The Military Service Law of the People's Republic of China" is published

July 29, 1952: The Five-Star Red Flag is raised the first time at the Olympic Games

July 28, 1976: A deadly magnitude 7.8 earthquake occurs in Tangshan

July 27—Aug 15, 1949: Chen Yun hosts the meeting of Finance and Economy in Shanghai

July 26, 1945: China, the United States and Britain issue the Potsdam Proclamation

July 25—Aug 24, 1962: The CPC Central Committee holds a working conference in Beidaihe

July 24, 1966: The CPC Central Committee and State Council issues a "Notice on the Reform of College Entrance Work"

July 23, 1921: The First CPC National Congress opens in Shanghai

July 22, 1928: Pingjiang Uprising

July 21—22, 2010: The National Party History Work Conference is held in Beijing

July 20—25, 1954: The First Congress of the All-Chinese National Cooperative is held

July 19, 2001: A meeting to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Tibet's peaceful liberation is held in Lhasa

July 18—21, 2001: Zhu Rongji takes an inspection trip to Anhui province

July 17—Sept 13, 1947: The National Land Conference is held in Xibaipo

July 16—23, 1922: The Second National Congress of the CPC is held in Shanghai

July 15, 1927: Wang Jingwei decides to divide the Communist Party of China

July 14, 1919: The "Xiang Jiang River Review" is published

July 13, 2001: Beijing wins the bid to host the 2008 Olympic Games

July 12, 1949: The Central Financial and Economic Committee is formed

July 11, 1946: Li Kung-po is assassinated in Kunming

July 10, 1949: The CPC Central Committee decides to establish the air force

July 9, 1926: The National Revolutionary Army pledges to launch the Northern Expedition

July 8, 1971: The State Council issues the "Report on Family Planning Work"

July 7, 1937: Japanese imperialists manufacture the Marco Polo Bridge incident

July 5—7, 1903: The National Financial Working Conference is held in Beijing

July 6, 1976: Zhu De dies

July 4, 2002: Work begins on the West- East Gas Transmission Project

July 3, 1924: The Peasant Movement Institute opens in Guangzhou

July 2, 1949: The First Congress of the All-China Literary and Art Workers opens

July 1, 1921: The Communist Party of China is founded

June 30, 1947: The strategic offensive of the People's Liberation Army begins

June 29, 1950: "The Trade Union Law of the People's Republic of China"

June 28—29, 2000: The Central Ideological and Political Work Conference is held

June 27—29, 1981: The Sixth Plenary Session of the 11th CPC is held

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CPC Heroes

Zhu De

Zhu De, born in Yilong County of Sichuan Province in 1886 and passed away in 1976, is a great Marxist, proletarian revolutionary, statesman and military strategist.

Chen Yi

A native of Le Zhi, in Southwest China's Sichuan Province, and awarded by the People's Republic of China the military rank of marshal; Served as the country's Vice Premier (1954-1972) and Foreign Minister (1958-1972)

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