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China 50 years of communism Monday, 22 July, 2002, 03:12 GMT 04:12 UK
The People's Republic at 50: Special report
BBC News Online takes stock of 50 years of communist rule in China, in this special in-depth report.

Analysis: Jiang's day of glory
For China's President Jiang Zemin, the 50th anniversary of the communist nation's was an occasion of tremendous political importance, writes James Miles.

Jiang Zemin's speech: Full text
Chinese President Jiang Zemin's speech at the 1 October rally on Tiananmen Square, Beijing, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

Mao's legacy
Chairman Mao - the Great Helmsman of the Chinese revolution - still holds a dominant, if symbolic position at the heart of China's capital.

China's private lives
The idea of operational libel laws in China is a far cry from the era of Mao Zedong.



Images of the Cultural Revolution
China: Images of the Cultural Revolution



China and the challenge from cyberspace
Access to information in China is opening up, posing fresh challenges for the authorities, writes Gillian Gray.



China's foreign fears
While China's communist rulers feel fairly secure at home, there is little to celebrate on the foreign policy front, writes Graham Hutchings.



Special programme: China's Long March
Listen to BBC Radio 4's series on the Long March of 1934 -35.



The economy's long march
China's struggle for development has propelled it into the ranks of the world's major economies - but it is still struggling to modernise.

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