In July 1921 the foundation meeting of the Communist Party of China took place in the south ofthe city, in the French concession district. Thirteen of the 53 party members took part including chairman Mao. As there was a danger of being searched by the concessionary police, the delegates finished the meeting early. They then completed their deliberations on a ship in Jiaxing in the province of Zheijiang.
The Meeting Place (open: 8.30-11am and 1-4pm except Mon. and Thur. when 1-4pm only) is situated at the corner of Xingye Lu and Huangpulu. Displayed in a small museum are various exhibits documenting the history ofthe revolution.
Meeting Place of the first Congress ofthe Communist Party of China Photo Gallery
Steel railings still run the whole length of the vessel from the bridge to the small hatch at the bows. The stern section is well worth a visit, as the decking is now well deteriorated, making it reasonably easy to penetrate the open spaces below the decks. From this point, you can swim around to see the large rudder hanging from the pintles and the bronze screw still attached to the shaft above it. Plumose anemones cover the entire wreck, making it very pretty. Netherlands Skute-type motor cargo vessel measuring 32.24 m in length, with a 6.31-m beam and a 2.47-m draught. She was specifically designed to navigate the shallow channels of the Netherlands. N.