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Building the People's Republic (1949-1956)

The central people's government constitutes the only legitimate government of all the people of the People's Republic of China
Designer unknown (佚名)
ca. 1950
The central people's government constitutes the only legitimate government of all the people of the People's Republic of China
Zhongyang renmin zhengfu wei daibiao Zhonghua renmin gongheguo quanguo renminde weiyi hefa zhengfu (中央人民政府为代表中华人民共和国全国人民的唯一合法政府)
Publisher: Political Department of the Third Field Army of the East China Military Region
Size: 78.5x54.5 cm.
Call number: BG E11/968 (IISH collection)

Parade on the occasion of the proclamation of the People's Republic of China on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, 1 October 1949. Mao stands above, fifth from the right, with members of his first government, including Zhu De and Song Qingling.
The full list, from left to right: Shen Junru, Zhang Lan, Song Qingling, Dong Biwu, Zhu De, Mao, Li Jishen, Liu Shaoqi, Chen Yun (probably; it could also be Cheng Qian), Gao Gang.
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See also:
1 October, National Day of the People's Republic of China

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