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What a Year of Notable Anniversaries Says About China's Future

Ian Morris
Board of Contributors
May 10, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
Guests leave a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of China's May Fourth Movement against Western imperialism on April 30, 2019, in Beijing's Great Hall of the People.

Guests leave an April 30 ceremony in Beijing's Great Hall of the People marking the 100th anniversary of China's May Fourth Movement. President Xi Jinping spoke about the significance of the student-led protests against Western imperialism. 

(GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images)

This is a big year for anniversaries in China. Thirty years have passed since the Tiananmen Square uprising, 70 since the founding of the people's republic, a full 100 since the Treaty of Versailles sparked the May Fourth protest movement and 125 since the outbreak of a disastrous war with...

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