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Special> CPC Celebrates 90th Anniversary 1921-2011> Previous Covers> 1970s
UPDATED: June 30, 2011 NO. 28, 1971
Nationwide Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Chinese Communist Party

With profound proletarian feelings, the whole Party and army and the people of all nationalities throughout the country joyfully celebrated the 50th anniversary of the great, glorious and correct Communist Party of China. The broad masses of Party members and revolutionary people cheered the wise leadership of Chairman Mao and hailed the splendid victories won by our Party in revolution and construction after half a century of heroic struggle under the guidance of Chairman Mao's proletarian revolutionary line. They wished our great leader Chairman Mao a long, long life!

There was great jubilation and a revolutionary atmosphere of unity in struggle everywhere. Party organizations at all levels in various provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions carried out celebration activities such as holding report and discussion meetings and forums for exchanging experiences in the living study and application of Chairman Mao's works. Party members and revolutionary masses conscientiously studied the important article "Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Communist Party of China" by the editorial departments of Renmin Ribao, Hongqi and Jiefangjun Bao and the historical experience in the struggle between the two lines within the Party. They were determined to redouble their efforts to study and apply Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tsetung Thought in a living way, launch a deep-going movement of criticizing revisionism and rectifying the style of work, carry out education in ideology and political line and strengthen unity so as to win still greater victories.

In reviewing the militant course traversed by our Party, the Party members and revolutionary masses deeply realize that our Party, country, army and people owe everything today to the wise leadership of Chairman Mao. The entire history of our Party has proved that the success or failure of a political party depends on whether its line is correct or not. A wrong line will lead to the loss of political power even if it has been seized. A correct line will enable a party which has not attained political power to achieve it. It is precisely Chairman Mao's Marxist-Leninist line that has guided our Party and the Chinese people on the tortuous road of revolution in surmounting danger, developing from a small and weak force into a big and strong force, and advancing from defeat to victory and to such a great victory as we enjoy today.

Party members and the masses in Shanghai, the Chingkang Mountains area and elsewhere visited sites of historic significance in the Chinese revolution. Several thousand Party members and revolutionary people in Shanghai went to the place where the First National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party was held. There they studied the historical experience of the struggle between the two lines within the Party and praised the great victories of Chairman Mao's revolutionary line. On the eve of the Party's anniversary, leading members of the Tsunyi Municipal Party Committee and of the Revolutionary Committee of the Tsunyi Administrative Region held a discussion meeting at the site of the Tsunyi Meeting. They said: The Tsunyi Meeting in 1935 which established the leading position of Chairman Mao in the whole Party will shine for ever in the history of our Party. In the Chingkang Mountains area, Party members and revolutionary people held commemoration meetings. They said: Without the armed struggle on the Chingkang Mountains at that time, there would have been no Chinese People's Liberation Army and no victory in the revolution. In the struggle to consolidate the dictatorship of the proletariat today, we must follow the example of the Red Army in those years, closely follow our great leader Chairman Mao and advance triumphantly along Chairman Mao's revolutionary line.

The Party branch of the Hsipaipo Production Brigade in Pingshan County, Hopei Province, held a study class at the site of the Second Plenary Session of the Party's Seventh Central Committee. All the members studied once again Chairman Mao's report to that session on the eve of the founding of New China. They also studied the important article by the editorial departments of Renmin Ribao, Hongqi and Jiefangjun Bao, and decided on measures to carry out in a still better way the living study and application of Mao Tsetung Thought and expedite their ideological revolutionization.

In celebrating the Party's 50th anniversary, revolutionary people all over the country unfolded activities in criticizing revisionism, rectifying the style of work and carrying out education in political line. They penetratingly criticized modern revisionism - with Soviet revisionism as its centre - for its crime of betraying Marxism-Leninism. They also scathingly criticized the counter-revolutionary revisionist fallacies of Wang Ming, Liu Shao-chi and other political swindlers. Dockers in Wuhan angrily denounced Chen Tu-hsiu and his follower Liu Shao-chi for their monstrous crime of forcing the workers' pickets to hand over their arms to the Kuomintang and of selling out the workers' movement during the First Revolutionary Civil War. Worker, peasant and soldier students at Tsinghua University further criticized the counter-revolutionary revisionist line in education pushed by Liu Shao-chi and company, and pledged to carry the proletarian revolution in education through to the end. At a meeting of Party members at the Tachai Brigade in Shansi Province, everyone expressed determination to constantly raise his consciousness in implementing Chairman Mao's revolutionary line, guard against arrogance and lead the masses to win still greater victories.

Party members and the masses working at the various fronts celebrated the Party's birthday with new achievements in grasping revolution, promoting production and other work and preparedness against war. Following their successful fulfilment of production plans for the first half of this year, many factories, mines and enterprises chalked up new records in production on July 1. The poor and lower-middle peasants and other commune members across the land voiced their determination to further foster the concept of farming for the revolution and strive for excellent harvests. The commanders and fighters of the People's Liberation Army and the militiamen pledged to act according to Chairman Mao's teaching "Heighten our vigilance, defend the motherland" and fight in defence of the country and for the liberation of China's territory Taiwan.

In the frontier regions, Party members and revolutionary people of various nationalities pledged to strengthen the great unity of all the nationalities in the land and win still greater victories.

All the Party members and the masses of workers peasants and soldiers studied once again Chairman Mao's wise thesis: "The danger of a new world war still exists, and the people of all countries must get prepared. But revolution is the main trend in the world today." They reviewed the excellent situation in the world revolution today and pledged that they would unite still more closely with the people of the whole world and fight to defeat the U.S. aggressors and all their running dogs and oppose the two superpowers' politics of hegemony. They declared that they would unite with the people of the three Indochinese countries and the oppressed nations and people in the world, fight and win victories together with them and make contributions in support of the world revolution.

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