China celebrates 100 years of the Communist Party

July 01, 2021

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A woman on her electric-powered scooter films a large video screen outside a shopping mall showing Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking during an event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of China's Communist Party at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

A woman on her electric-powered scooter films a large video screen outside a shopping mall showing Chinese President Xi Jinping speaking during an event to commemorate the 100th anniversary of China's Communist Party at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Thursday, July 1, 2021.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a rousing speech to an overflowing crowd today in Tiananmen Square on the 100th anniversary of the founding of China’s Communist Party. President Xi certainly remains popular in China and so does his party. And, as parts of the US bake under extreme temperatures, we turn to Ahmedabad, India, a city that has made a huge investment in combating urban heat. Today, Turkey formally ended its participation in a European treaty to prevent violence against women. Also, the White House coronavirus response coordinator gave an update Thursday: 40 million doses will have shipped out by the end of this week to more than 40 countries.

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