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China's 60 years of Communism

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China is celebrating 60 years since Mao Zedong proclaimed the foundation of the People's Republic of China.

Six decades on, China is now one of the biggest and most powerful economies, but at a cost to the original principles of the revolutionary republic.

John Simpson reports from Beijing.

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