#History: #INFOGRAPHIC: The Long March... In 1931, the communists established the Soviet Republic of China in the mountainous area of Jiangxi province. Three years later, surrounded and harassed by Kuomintang forces led by Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, the communist leaders decided to mobilize the Red Army and take flight, thus beginning a journey that would change the fate of the Communist Party of China.
CHINA-JIUQUAN-SATELLITE-LAUNCH (CN) A Long March-2D carrier rocket carrying the Yaogan-24 remote sensing satellite blasts off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, northwest China's Gansu Province, Nov. 20, 2014. The satellite will mainly be used for scientific experiments, natural resource surveys, crop yield estimates and disaster relief. (Xinhua/Ren Long)