Today is the 97th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.
When the Communist Party of China was founded in Shanghai in 1921, there were only about 50 members in the whole country. Six years passed, and that number swelled to more than 50 thousand, nearly 1,000 times the original amount. This was due to several reasons, with one of the most important things being uniting the workers and peasants.
Though Shanghai is known as a financial city, it was an industrial city back in the 1920s and 1930s. Workers in the city accounted for almost a quarter of the whole nation. It was the CPC who came to help them, solving their daily life problems and educating them to fight for their rights. The workers in Shanghai ended up inspiring the world.
You can find out more in the video! The director searched high and low for many inspiring pictures and videos that are hard to see anywhere else.
ShanghaiEye is launching an exclusive series on the aspects of the Communist Party of China that you might not know about, hosted by David Symington, a scholar in Latin and Ancient Greek Language from Oxford and graduate student of Philosophy from Fudan University.
by Zoey Zou