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The spirit of the Zunyi Meeting December 2, 2020

The spirit of the Zunyi Meeting

To summarize the lessons learned by the military command during the Red Army's counter-campaign against the fifth "encirclement and suppression" launched by the Chiang Kai-shek regime, the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee held an enlarged meeting in Zunyi, Guizhou Province. The meeting established Mao Zedong's leadership in the Red Army and the CPC Central Committee, and marked the formation of the first-generation collective leadership of the CPC represented by Mao Zedong. 

It was a historic meeting and a turning point in CPC history. It defined the Party's approach of integrating the basic tenets of Marxism with the Chinese context, taking a path of independence, following the correct political line, tactics, and policies, and building a firm and mature central collective leadership. The success of the Zunyi Meeting relied on firm convictions, a realistic approach, pursuit of independence, the courage to blaze new trials, democracy, and unity.