China Prepares for Communist Party’s 90th Anniversary (PHOTOS)

 @MarkJohansonIBT
on June 14 2011 10:57 AM
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The release of last week's Beginning of the Great Revival heralded the beginning of a series of events in China marking the anniversary of the establishment of the Communist Party in the country.  The film stars the Chinese film industry's biggest names such as Andy Lau and Chow Yun-fat and traces the developments between the 1911 revolution that overthrew imperial rule and the establishment of the Chinese Communist Party in July of 1921.

On July 1st, China will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party in China (CPC).  Here's a look at some of the preparations:

 

90th Anniversary of China's Communist Party (1 of 7)

Young performers from Chongqing municipality dance wearing costumes resembling former PLA soldiers as they sing songs during a performance named "Sing, Read, Speak, Spread" to celebrate the upcoming 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), in Beijing, June 12, 2011. China will celebrate the upcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on July 1, 2011. REUTERS

90th Anniversary of China's Communist Party (2 of 7)

Performers from Chongqing municipality wearing costumes of policemen and firefighters, sing songs during a performance named "Sing, Read, Speak, Spread" to celebrate the upcoming 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), in Beijing, June 12, 2011. China will celebrate the upcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on July 1, 2011. REUTERS

90th Anniversary of China's Communist Party (3 of 7)

Performers from Chongqing municipality sing songs during a performance named "Sing, Read, Speak, Spread" to celebrate the upcoming 90th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC), in Beijing, June 12, 2011. China will celebrate the upcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on July 1, 2011. REUTERS

90th Anniversary of China's Communist Party

The government angered journalists at a Guangdong paper when it replaced an original article with a propaganda-laced Party piece. Reuters

90th Anniversary of China's Communist Party (5 of 7)

A man walks in front of a floral decoration for the upcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of China's Communist Party in Shanghai June 13, 2011. China's Communist Party will celebrate its 90th anniversary on July 1. REUTERS

90th Anniversary of China's Communist Party (6 of 7)

People pose for photographs with impersonators of China's former leaders (from 4th R to L) Liu Shaoqi, Deng Xiaoping, Zhou Enlai, Mao Zedong and Zhu De before a performance at the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Beijing, June 11, 2011. Participants from the Great Leaders' Elegance Art Group gave a performance at the school on Saturday to celebrate the upcoming 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. The Great Leaders' Elegance Art Group, led by Shang Qingrui who is impersonating former Chairman Mao comes from a group of actors who look alike and are able to talk like former leaders of China. Picture taken June 11, 2011. REUTERS

90th Anniversary of China's Communist Party (7 of 7)

Wang Pengkai, an actor playing the part of China's former Chairman Mao Zedong, pauses during the filming of the upcoming television drama on the founding of China's Communist Party in Weihai, Shandong province June 13, 2011. China's Communist Party will celebrate its 90th anniversary on July 1. REUTERS

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