Analysis of Several Issues on the Founding of the Communist Party of China
(Institute of Party History and Literature of the CPC Central Committee, Beijing 100080)
Abstract: Currently, there are different opinions on several issues such as the founding date of early organization of CPC in Wuhan, the “Communist Party” set up by Minor and Beslin, two members of Russian Communist Party, and some anarchists in Guangzhou, the identity of Zhang Tailei when he went to Irkutsk and worked at the Far East Secretariat of Communist Inter- national in the spring of 1921, and so on. Analysis shows that the founding date of early organization of CPC in Wuhan is late October or early November of 1920; Minor and Beslin had some cooperation with the anarchists in Guangzhou but did not set up “Communist Party” organization; and in the spring of 1921, appointed by Li Dazhao and early organization of CPC in Beijing, Zhang Tailei worked at the Far East Secretariat of Communist International in Irkutsk as the representative of early organizations of CPC established in different places during that period of time.
Key Words: Communist Party of China; the founding of CPC; early organization of CPC; Zhang Tailei