The People’s Republic of China was founded on October 1st 1949. And this week it marked the 70th anniversary of that historic occasion.
Chinese President Xi Jinping joined thousands in Tiananmen Square for a massive celebration. It included a large military parade with 15,000 personnel taking part. On display were some of China’s new and advanced weapons including the Dongfeng-41 nuclear missile.
More than 100,000 people took part in the festivities as China remembered its past and looked to the future.
- Wang Guan is chief correspondent for CCTV America Mandarin Service.
- Qinduo Xu is a senior fellow at the Pangoal Institution.
- Robert Hormats is former U.S. Under Secretary of State and Vice Chairman at Kissinger Associates.
- Sourabh Gupta is resident senior fellow at Institute at the Institute for China-American studies.
Major cities throughout China projected skyscraper light shows and drone performances to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. pic.twitter.com/P6HkiDY1kq
— CGTN America (@cgtnamerica) September 30, 2019
No force can ever shake the status of China, or stop the Chinese people and nation from marching forward, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday when addressing a grand rally celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China. #XiJinping #70YearsOn pic.twitter.com/6NRyqs0yEf
— China Daily (@ChinaDaily) October 1, 2019
It's hard to believe that China went from 88% extreme poverty in 1981 to 0.07% in 2015, but that's just a small part of the changes happening in the world's second-largest economy.#china70#China#Chinaeconomy pic.twitter.com/YEqfqHUrS7
— CGTN America (@cgtnamerica) October 1, 2019