The Chinese city of Guangzhou fell to the Communists on the 14th of October, 1949. In the image below, the so-called People’s Liberation Army can be seen entering the streets.
Prior to the takeover, for a few months the city served as the capital of the Republic of China as other parts of the country fell to communism.
Guangzhou (Canton) in the 1860s.
After the Communist occupation, much of the city’s heritage and cultural icons were destroyed.