China’s Communist Party celebrates its 100-year anniversary

June 30, 2021

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This Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, shows the opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China.

The opening ceremony of the 19th Party Congress held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Oct. 18, 2017.

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July 1 is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party in China. Shanghai, where Mao Zedong and 12 other men first laid the foundations for the party, is now the epicenter for celebrations. And earlier this week, the US conducted airstrikes against Iranian-backed militias in both Iraq and Syria. Just hours later, US forces also came under rocket attack. Where does Iraq stand in all of this? Also, with increased access to effective COVID-19 vaccines, many businesses are reopening and people are returning to work. If you’re feeling weird about it, you're not alone.

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