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Chinese Soviet Republic

The Chinese Soviet Republic (中华苏维埃共和国 Pinyin: Zhōnghu Sūwi'āi Gnghēgu), also translated as the Soviet Republic of China or the China Soviet Republic, existed from 1931 to 1934. Mao Zedong was the chairman.

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1 History
2 Postage stamps
3 Culture
4 External links
5 Reference


In November 1931, a National Soviet People's Delegates Conference took place in Ruijin (瑞金), Jiangxi province, establishing the provisional Soviet Republic.

The Soviet Republic ended on October 15, 1934, when Kuomintang, led by Chiang Kai-shek, blockaded Ruijin. Chinese Communists left Jiangxi to evade the pursuit and started the Long March northwest to Shaanxi.

Postage stamps

In April 1932, a Central Postal Office (邮政总局) was created, and printed several designs of postage stamps for use in provinces under the rule of the Soviet Republic. Most of the stamps are imperforate and are printed on white newspaper-quality paper. The numeralss printed on the stamp are of the complex style to prevent forgery.

All are today quite rare, with prices ranging from US$1,000 to over $25,000.


This was before the Simplification of Chinese characters, so official documents of the Soviet Republic were written and the coins inscribed in Traditional Chinese.

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