Stories from 70 years of communist rule in China
In 1949 Chairman Mao Zedong announced the creation of the People’s Republic of China
The Chinese civil war remembered by the Nationalist leader's former chief aide.
China's legendary Communist leader in the words of an American who knew him well
Mao Zedong died on 9 September 1976. His widow Jiang Qing wanted power after his death.
When Mao Zedong tried to force an industrial revolution in China millions starved to death
A former communist Red Guard recalls his role in China's Cultural Revolution.
Striking workers and students filled the streets calling for an end to British rule.
How China's barefoot doctor scheme revolutionised rural healthcare.
Chairman Mao banned all classical music in 1966, but some musicians defied the order.
Discovered by chance by farmers digging a well, the secrets of the Qin Dynasty in China.
The return of university entrance exams showed the Cultural Revolution had really ended.
It has never been easy to practice a religious faith in communist China
Chinese scientists used ancient traditional medicine to find a cure for malaria.
In May 1980 Communist China allowed capitalist activity for the first time.
The Chinese Communist Party started ruthlessly enforcing birth control in the early 1980s
Three friends set off on an epic trek along the Great Wall of China in May 1984
In June 1989 the Chinese authorities crushed a huge pro-democracy protest in Beijing.
Dan Wang was the most wanted student leader after the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989.
Sister Lotus was an unlikely online celebrity because she was famous for being ordinary.
How LGBT people in China started arranging fake marriages to hide their sexuality