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Rajnath Singh visits site of founding of Communist party of China


Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday paid a visit to the founding site of China’s Communist Party here, perhaps making him the first BJP leader to visit the origins of the Red Movement.

Singh, who concluded his six-day visit to China on Monday, also visited a nearby police station in Xin Tian Di which functions as a ‘paperless’ sub-bureau of Shanghai Public Security Bureau in an attempt to understand whether such a model can be adapted in India. Accompanied by Vice Minister of Ministry of Public Security, Chen Zhenmin, Singh visited the site where Communist Party of China was founded and has now been turned into a small museum.

Singh earlier met Mayor Yang Xiong who hosted a banquet for him.

During the meeting, Singh discussed ways to deepen sister city cooperation between Shanghai and Mumbai, particularly the strengthening of exchanges between the two city police forces. He appreciated Shanghai Municipal Government’s efforts to establish the city as a leading global financial, economic, trade and transportation hub with particular focus on innovation and technology.

Singh visited Shanghai Public Security Bureau’s Central Command and Control Centre, a centralised unit responding to emergency calls, monitors traffic and manages rescue drills.He also visited China Arts Museum where an exhibit of largest ever Indian arts to reach China, “Forms of Devotion, is being showcased as part of the India Culture Week. The CPC, with a membership of over 87 million, is currently the world’s second-largest political party. Founded in 1921, chiefly by Chen Duxiu and Li Dazhao, the CPC is the sole governing party of China.

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