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Backgrounder: Origins of Chinese Youth Day

2009-04-29 07:12:38 GMT2009-04-29 15:12:38 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Photo shows a commemorative sculpture of May 4th Movement.

Chinese Youth Day was established in December 1949 to commemorate the beginning of the May 4th Movement in 1919, a student protest that grew out of dissatisfaction with the Treaty of Versailles settlement.

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