Chinese President Xi Jinping
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The Communist Party of China will mark 100 years since its foundation in Shanghai in July 1921. The party, which has ruled China since 1949, now has almost 92 million members, making it one of the biggest in the world.

Founded in Shanghai in July 1921 by a group of thirteen young Chinese men inspired by the Russian Revolution, the CCP has overseen the country’s dizzying economic growth to become the second-largest economy in the world.

Infographics: China’s Communist Party turns 100
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