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Objective chronological listing of significant events leading up to modern China.

  • February – The first Soviet representative A. K. Paikes arrives in China to negotiate Beijing’s recognition of the government in Moscow and issues regarding Red forces occupying Outer Mongolia.
  • Spring – Eight members of the Chinese Communist Party leave for Soviet Russia.
  • May – Sun Yat-sen becomes president of the Guangzhou government.
  • July - A government supported by Soviet Russia is established in Outer Mongolia.
  • July – First congress of the Chinese Communist Party held in Shanghai with two Soviet representatives present.
  • August - Sun Yat-sen makes contact with Moscow.
  • November – Outer Mongolia signs friendship treaty with Soviet Russia. Russia recognizes the government of Outer Mongolia.
  • November - Washington Conference attended by nine countries with the Beijing government representing China. Soviet Russia is not included. There will be no unequal treatment of China in the future, but Sun Yat-sen's proposals are rejected.
  • December – Russian representative Maring approaches Sun Yat-sen to form an alliance between Comintern and the Nationalist Party. Maring also wishes Communist members to be admitted into the Nationalist party. Sun only agrees to maintain contact with Comintern.