China by Earle Rice

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In describing President Xi Jinping, Chinese publisher Pin Ho writes, “Vocally, he’s a nationalist. ”5 The West would welcome good relations from an increasingly powerful China. Premier Li Keqiang (right) and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Xi Jinping stand during the closing ceremony of the National People’s Congress (NPC) in Beijing in March, 2014. With about 3,000 members the NPC is the world’s largest legislative body. ”2 His success requires the cooperation of his people and the support of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the ruling party of the People’s Republic of China.

24—George Lacks/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images; p. 25—Xinhua/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom; p. 28—KEYSTONE Pictures USA/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom; p. 30—Sovfoto/UIG via Getty Images; p. 31—National Archives, 194759; p. 32—National Archives, 183157; p. 33—ADRIAN BRADSHAW/EPA/Newscom; p. 35—Kyodo/ Newscom; p. 37—Dreamstime/Midhun Menon; p. 40—White House Photo by Pete Souza; p. gov. indd 45 8/7/14 3:50 PM GLOSSARY bureaucrat (BYOOR-oh-krat)—An official who works in a government office, especially one who applies the rules of his department without exercising much judgment.

Mao Zedong and Zhu De merge their forces to form the Fourth Red Army. Chiang Kai-shek conducts five Encirclement Campaigns against the communists in southern China. Mao Zedong leads the Long March from Jiangxi Province to Shaanxi Province. Manchurian forces kidnap and release Chiang Kai-shek. An armed incident at the Marco Polo Bridge touches off the Sino-Japanese War; the war merges with World War II and ends in August 1945. Chinese Civil War resumes. Communists defeat Nationalists. Mao Zedong is named Chairman of the People’s Republic of China on September 30 and announces the founding of the new Communist Chinese state the next day.

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