posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 01:44 AM
Great article exposing evil CCP:
Epoch Times Commentaries on the Communist Party - Part 1
On What the Communist Party Is
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MAO’S SHADOW: A mother and son walk through the entrance of Beijing's Military Museum and are greeted by a large statue of China's former dictator
This is the first of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.
For over five thousand years, the Chinese people created a splendid civilization on the land nurtured by the Yellow River and Yangtze River. During
this long period of time, dynasties came and went, and the Chinese culture waxed and waned. Grand and moving stories have played out on the historical
stage of China.
The year 1840, the year commonly considered by historians as the beginning of China’s contemporary era, marked the start of China’s journey from
tradition to modernization. Chinese civilization experienced four major episodes of challenge and response. The first three episodes include the
invasion of Beijing by the Anglo-French Allied Force in the early 1860s, the Sino-Japanese War in 1894 (also called “Jiawu War”), and the
Russo-Japanese War in China’s northeast in 1906. To these three episodes of challenge, China responded with the Westernization Movement, which was
marked by the importation of modern goods and weapons, institutional reforms through the Hundred Days’ Reform in 1898  and the attempt at the end
of the late Qing Dynasty to establish constitutional rule, and later, the Xinhai Revolution (or Hsinhai Revolution)  in 1911.