6th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China

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The 6th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China was in session from 1928 to 1945. It held seven plenary sessions in this period.

It had 23 members and 13 alternate members.[1]

Its first plenary session elected the 6th Politburo of the Communist Party of China in Moscow in 1928.

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  1. 1st Plenary Session
  2. 2nd Plenary Session
  3. 3rd Plenary Session
    • Date: September 24–28, 1930
    • Location: Shanghai
    • Significance: Li Lisan's "left opportunist line" was repudiated. Mao Zedong was elected to the Politburo. A Central Soviet Bureau was established, replacing the Front Committee.
  4. 4th Plenary Session
    • Date: January 7, 1931
    • Location: Shanghai
    • Significance: Wang Ming's line gained the majority, and seizing the cities was proclaimed as the major task of the guerrilla army, against Mao Zedong's idea that the Red Army had to take control the countryside in order to encircle the cities.
  5. 5th Plenary Session
    • Date: January 15–18, 1934
    • Location: Ruijin
    • Significance: Wang Ming and the "28 Bolsheviks" continued to hold the leadership, opposing any national alliance against Japan (Wang Ming's line was later branded as "left adventurism"). A "Central Secretariat" was established with Bo Gu, Zhang Wentian, Zhou Enlai and Xiang Ying as secretaries.
  6. 6th Plenary Session
    • Date: September 29–November 6, 1938
    • Location: Yan'an
    • Significance: First meeting held after Mao Zedong was proclaimed leader of the CPC at the Zunyi Conference in 1935, and after the Long March. Mao Zedong delivered a report on the Party's role in the Anti-Japanese War. Several organizational measures were taken.
  7. 7th Plenary Session
    • Date: May 21, 1944 – April 20, 1945
    • Location: Yan'an
    • Significance: First meeting after 6 years. Although it officially lasted 11 months, it just held 8 meetings. The Secretariat and the Politburo were suspended and replaced by a Presidium of the 7th Plenary Session, with Mao Zedong as chairman and Zhu De, Liu Shaoqi, Ren Bishi and Zhou Enlai as members. Reports on the Chonqing negotiations and on party urban activity were delivered by Zhou Enlai and Mao Zedong. A Resolution on Certain Questions in the History of Our Party praising Mao Zedong and repudiating Chen Duxiu, Li Lisan and Wang Ming was adopted. Preparations for the Party's 7th National Congress were made, after 17 years since the previous congress.

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