08:00 to 10:30
Level 1, 151 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia
When: 6pm, 9 Oct 2015 (Friday)
Where: China Cultural Centre in Sydney
Director: Huang Jianxin, Han Sanping
Stars: Tang Guoqiang, Zhang Guoli, Xu Qin, Liu Jin
Duration: 135 Minutes
In 1945 after the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War, Mao Zedong and members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) travel to Chongqing for a meeting with Chiang Kai-shek and the Kuomintang(KMT). With help from the China Democratic League, the Double Tenth Agreement is signed between the KMT and CPC, with both sides agreeing to stop the civil war and to establish a multi-party government in China.
The following year, Chiang Kai-shek calls for a National Assembly in Nanjing and is elected as President of the Republic of China (ROC). At the same time, the peace negotiations between the CPC and KMT fail and the civil war continues. Other political figures such as Zhang Lan, Soong Ching-ling and Li Jishen, support the CPC because they oppose Chiang’s government, even though they are in non-battleground areas such as Shanghai and Hong Kong.
In May 1948, the CPC declares the opening of a “War of Liberation” against Chiang’s ROC government, with many other political parties responding to the call and taking the CPC’s side. The RedArmy scores victories against the NRA in subsequent battles and eventually Chiang’s forces retreat to Taiwan in December 1949. On 1 October 1949, Mao Zedong proclaims the People’s Republic of China with its capital at Beijing, marking the start of a new era for China.