Communist Party of China Founding Day Date in the current year: July 1, 2017

Communist Party of China Founding Day The Communist Party of China is a ruling political party in China. The day of it's foundation is a traditional holiday. On July 1 the Chinese celebrate Communist Party of China Founding Day (or CPC Founding Day).

The Communist Party of China origins in the May Fourth Movement of 1919. This was an anti-imperialist and cultural movement, that grew out of student demonstrations. The leaders of the movement, Chen Duxiu and Li Dazhao, supported Leninism and world revolution. They thought, that the October Revolution in Russia was a groundbreaking event, that would start a new era for all oppressed countries everywhere. They organized the first Marxist groups in North China and later became key figures in foundation of the CPC.

The CPC was founded in 1921. Originally several illegal meetings of the First CPC Congress took place at the end of June. On July 1 the First National Congress was formed, that marked an official foundation of the CPC. The party declared that it's ultimate goal was building of socialism in China.

The party grew very quickly and played crucial role in establishment of the People's Republic of China. Nowadays the Communist Party of China is the world's largest political party, with a membership of more than 86 million people.

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