A large crowd gathered at sunrise in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to witness the flag-raising ceremony.
The Guard of Honor of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army conducted the ceremony, followed by the national anthem played by the military band. National Day is celebrated in Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Macao. This is also a very big week for tourism. Millions are expected to travel over the holiday to reunite with loved ones.
Joining the discussion:
- Josef Gregory Mahoney is a professor of politics and the director of the international graduate program in politics at East China Normal University.
- Ryan Patel is a global business executive and senior fellow with the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University in California.
- Chen Chenchen is a development economist and CGTN commentator.
- Qinduo Xu is a senior fellow at the Pangoal Institution and host of CGTN’s Dialogue Weekend.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and other leaders of the Communist Party of China and the state attended a ceremony in Tian'anmen Square, central Beijing on Thursday morning to present flower baskets to fallen national heroes.
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