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China marks 60 years of Communist rule

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Celebrations have begun to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of Communist China.

It was Mao's defeat of Chiang Kaishek's Nationalists that lead to the birth or the People's Republic.

To mark the anniversary a new film on Mao's victory has just been released and it stars some of the biggest names in Chinese cinema, including Jackie Chan.

Quentin Sommerville from Beijing.

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