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Previous Landmark Resolutions on CPC History


Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party

(Adopted by the Enlarged Seventh Plenary Session of the Sixth CPC Central Committee in April 1945)

The resolution summarized the experiences from the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1921 to the outbreak of the whole-of-nation resistance war against Japanese aggression in 1937. It drew clear and realistic conclusions regarding several major issues in the Party's history. In particular, it made formal decisions on the issues of the leadership line of the Central Committee during the period from the Fourth Plenary Session of the Sixth Central Committee to the Zunyi Meeting. The resolution recognized Mao Zedong's outstanding contributions in using the basic Marxist-Leninist theory to solve the specific problems of the Chinese revolution and made the most adequate ideological preparations for the victory of the Seventh CPC National Congress held in 1945, which in turn laid the foundations for the victory of the New-Democratic Revolution in the whole country.


Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party Since the Founding of the People's Republic of China

(Adopted by the Sixth Plenary Session of the 11th CPC Central Committee in June 1981)

The resolution summed up the major historical events of the Party in the 32 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, particularly the “cultural revolution” (1966-76). It scientifically analyzed the rights and wrongs in the Party's guiding ideology during these events, examining the subjective factors and social causes that gave rise to mistakes, realistically evaluated the historical role played by Comrade Mao Zedong in the Chinese revolution and fully elaborated on the great significance of Mao Zedong Thought as the guiding ideology of the Party. It affirmed the correct path toward the building of a modern and powerful socialist country, a path which has been gradually established since the Third Plenary Session of the 11th CPC Central Committee and which conforms to the realities in China, and further pointed out the orientation for the continued advance of the country's socialist cause and the Party's work.


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