The early history of the People's Republic of China (1949–1993)

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Mao Heads Peiping Regime; Program Supports Moscow
By Walter Sullivan, New York Times, 1 October 1949. Mao Tze-tung, chairman of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist party, was elected chairman of the new Central Government of the People's Republic of China today as the Chinese People's Political Consultative Council completed its job of launching the new government of Communist China. The common program of China's new People's Democratic Republic, elections and jurisdiction, etc.
Was Chairman Mao a Marxist-Leninist?
From Hari Kumar, marxist-leninist-list, February 1999. Extracts with commentary from Mao, Lenin, Roy, Martens, Trotsky, Stalin.
Mao Zedong in '52 on Tibet
From Rolf Martens, alt.politics.communism, 3 June 2002. Martens discusses the issue of foreign intervention, distinguishing the period becor and after 1976–78, and then offers excepts from a Directive of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (6 April 1952).
Pu Yi's Widow Reveals Last Emperor's Soft Side
By Li Xin, IPS, 8 April 1995. China's last emperor, shown as a hedonistic collaborator in Bertolucci's film, has been revealed by his widow as a lonely, vulnerable man who even threatened suicide when she spoke of divorce.
Text of Announcement Issued by Peking Reporting Death of Chairman Mao
Xinhua, 10 September 1976. Mao passed away at 00:10 hours, Sept. 9, 1976, in Peking. [12:10 P.M. Wednesday, New York time] because of the worsening of his illness and despite all treatment. Democracy in China; China's world position; carrying on the revolutinary tradition of Mao; etc.
Great Historic Victory
Peking Review, 29 October 1976. Celebration of Comrade Hua Kuo feng's assuming the posts of Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Chairman of the Military Commission of the C.P.C. Central Committee.
China on world situation
Speech by Qiao Guanhua, Chairman of the Chinese Delegation at the U.N. General Assembly Session, Peking Review, 1976. Following Chairman Mao Tsetung's teachings, the Chinese Government and people firmly and unswervingly support the just struggles of all oppressed nations and oppressed peoples. I would like to state our consistent position on some of the issues to be considered by the current session of the General Assembly.
China After Deng Xiaoping
By Paul Yin, China News Digest, 23 February 1997. For better or for worse, the death of Deng Xiaoping undoubtedly marks the end of an era. Tt is sad that the greatest nation in the history of mankind has to wait for the death of a bedridden 92-year-old man to set the stage for possible change.
China after Deng Xiaoping
LM Commentary by Sheila Parker, 24 February 1997. Examines what was really behind the recent moves towards the market in China. Western discussions and preoccupations with the personality, history and accession of Deng obscures the forces which constitute real problems for the future of China.