Wed, November 04, 2009

60th Anniversary of People's Republic of China

Float participating in National Day celebration starts public show in Shanghai

The florid float of Soaring Shanghai makes its presence on the Oriental Pearl Square, to start its 1-month-long public show to local citizens, in Shanghai, east China, Oct. 18, 2009. Full story

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Photo exhibition of celebration for 60th anniversary of founding of PRC held in Beijing

2009-11-04 03:50:32 GMT Xinhua English People visit a photo exhibition in Beijing, capital of China, Nov. 3, 2009.

Float participating in National Day celebration starts public show in Shanghai

2009-10-19 08:26:48 GMT Xinhua English The florid float of Soaring Shanghai, which participated in the grand parade in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China on the Tian'anmen Square on the Oct.1st National Day, makes its presence on the Oriental Pearl Square, to start its 1-month-long public show to local citizens, in Shanghai, east China, Oct. 18, 2009.

Lantern show greets China's 60th anniversary

2009-10-06 10:34:17 GMT Xinhua English

Chinese soldiers of National Day parade start to retreat from drill camps

2009-10-05 14:55:18 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Ground forces that participated in the massive military parade on the 60th founding anniversary of New China started Monday to leave their drill camps on the outskirts of Beijing.

Hong Kong marks 60th anniversary of new China

2009-10-01 19:34:03 GMT Xinhua English HONG KONG, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Tens of thousands of local residents from all walks of life took part in a slew of activities on Thursday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

National Day's Parade

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Tourists bid adieu to parade floats at Tian'anmen Square

2009-10-12 07:36:29 GMT Xinhua English Tourists watch the National Day parade floats at the Tian'anmen Square in central Beijing October 11, 2009. Visits soared Sunday as the float display came to a conclusion in Beijing and set off on an exhibition tour in native provinces.

DVDs of Grand Parade selling briskly upon initial public issue

2009-10-08 08:02:40 GMT Xinhua English Readers purchase the DVD of the Grand Parade, recording the National Day celebrations, including the military parade, grandiose pageant and the evening gala during the grand celebrations of the 60th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China, at the Xinhua Bookstore on the Guanqian Street in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Oct. 7, 2009. The DVDs are selling briskly upon their initial public issue.

President Hu issues order to commend participants of military parade

2009-10-02 03:36:20 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Hu Jintao issued an order to commend all the military personnel participating in the massive parade on Thursday in Beijing in celebration of the 60th anniversary of founding of New China.

Parade limousine and its plate number

2009-10-01 14:15:22 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- The open-roofed Red Flag limousine in which President Hu Jintao rode to review the armed forces Thursday morning had a plate number V-02009.

34 floats forming "Splendid China" in celebration parade

2009-10-01 11:55:37 GMT Xinhua English The floats takes part in a parade of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, on Chang'an Street in central Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2009.

President Hu addresses the nation

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Hu Jintao addresses National Day celebrations

2009-10-01 06:19:52 GMT Xinhua English President Hu Jintao addresses the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, on the Tian'anmen Rostrum in central Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2009.

Chinese President calls for unity for nation's development

2009-10-01 02:44:13 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday called on the Chinese people to unite more closely to build a "rich, strong, democratic, civilized, harmonious and modernized socialist country."

Hu orders armed forces to contribute to world peace

2009-10-01 02:41:39 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday called on the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the People's Armed Police Force (PAPF) to make new contributions to safeguarding national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity, as well as to maintaining world peace.

China adheres to peaceful development, says President Hu

2009-10-01 02:40:42 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- China will stick to an independent foreign policy of peace to promote lasting peace and common prosperity of the world, Chinese President Hu Jintao said here Thursday.

Hu: Chinese full of confidence in national rejuvenation

2009-10-01 02:36:16 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- President Hu Jintao said here Thursday morning that all the Chinese people were "full of confidence" in the bright prospects of the great rejuvenation of the nation.

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Fireworks portrays beautiful country

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Firework "smile face" lighted the Tian'anmen Square

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60 firework doves "fly" to Tian'anmen Square

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Chinese leaders watch performance "Love My China"

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Folk songs and dances performed at National Day gala

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Overseas Congratulations

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Buenos Aires holds celebration marking 60th anniversary of PRC

2009-10-12 02:28:01 GMT Xinhua English BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- Buenos Aires held a celebration on Sunday to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Chinese ambassador to Austria held reception to mark China's National Day

2009-10-02 03:37:13 GMT Xinhua English VIENNA, Oct. 1, (Xinhua) -- Chinese Ambassador to Austria Wu Ken held a reception on Thursday to cerebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Chinese, Brazilian officials celebrate PRC's 60th anniversary, reiterate strategic alliance

2009-10-02 03:33:35 GMT Xinhua English BRASILIA, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese and Brazilian officials celebrated the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China (PRC) on Wednesday and Thursday, and repeated their willingness to further strengthen cooperation between the two nations.

Premier of Ontario hosts reception marking China's National Day

2009-10-01 22:38:33 GMT Xinhua English TORONTO, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Premier of Ontario, Canada Dalton McGuinty on Thursday hosted a flag raising ceremony and a reception to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Worldwide praise to China for its achievements over 60 years

2009-10-01 16:30:20 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Countries worldwide on Thursday lauded the great strides China has made in the past six decades, as the nation celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the people's republic.

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Parade rolls out peaceful message

2009-10-02 10:02:49 GMT China Daily Military enthusiasts around the world were glued to their TV screens Thursday as some of China's most advanced aircraft and missiles passed before their eyes during the National Day Parade.

China parades advanced weaponry, defensive in nature

2009-10-02 08:14:24 GMT Global Times China Thursday paraded an array of its sophisticated weaponry including nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles and early warning planes, showing its growing military strength at Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

New China shows its pride on day of glory

2009-10-02 08:10:33 GMT China Daily Beijing was the center of jubilant national celebrations Thursday as the country marked 60 years since the founding of New China.

I love you, national flag

2009-10-01 12:11:56 GMT Xinhua English National flags are seen during the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2009.

Parade lexicon condenses glorious history of "new China", voice future ambition

2009-10-01 11:35:32 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct.1 (Xinhua) -- The history of "new China" has been reviewed with the concise slogans on Thursday's military parade and mass procession to celebrate the 60th founding anniversary of People's Republic of China (PRC), with the theme of "Chinese characteristics" and "Socialism".

Preparations for National Day

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Overseas Chinese celebrate National Day

2009-10-04 11:56:12 GMT Xinhua English Dragon dancers perform during a gathering to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in central Ottawa, Canada on Oct. 3, 2009.

Decorations at Tian'anmen Square attract tourists on National Day holiday

2009-10-03 08:30:40 GMT Xinhua English Visitors take photographs in front of a large-sized flower pot on the Tian'anmen Square in central Beijing, capital of China, on Oct. 3, 2009. Visitors from across the country took a tour here on Saturday during the National Day holidays, the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Largest cloud seeding effort to prevent rainfall on parade

2009-10-01 00:45:00 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Air Force of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) has conducted the largest ever weather modification to ensure a clear sky above the Tian'anmen Square where the ground formations and aircraft will pass through during the grand National Day parade on Thursday morning.

Performers prepare for National Day celebrations

2009-10-01 00:30:52 GMT Xinhua English Performers of the National Day celebrations gather in the early morning in Beijing, on Oct. 1, 2009. China will celebrate on Oct. 1 the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Weather clears up in Beijing on National Day

2009-09-30 23:05:17 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- The weather in Beijing has cleared up early Thursday morning, just hours ahead of the grandiose military parade to mark the 60th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

Achievements of PRC

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Floats depict China's earth-shaking changes in 60 years

2009-10-01 05:36:45 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- With a "super hybrid rice" sheaf, a spaceship on wheels and foreigners donning in traditional Chinese suits, civilians marched through Tian'anmen Square Thursday morning to celebrate the 60th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

China eyes defensive capability in building up military

2009-10-01 04:59:52 GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- While displaying sophisticated weapons at the 60th National Day parade Thursday, China insists that the glittering military accomplishments are mainly to serve the country's "active defense" strategy.

Zimbabwean minister hails China's development

2009-09-25 01:59:20 GMT Xinhua English HARARE, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe's Higher and Tertiary Education Minister and acting Foreign Minister Stan Mudenge on Thursday applauded China's development over the last 60 years.

Defense Minister highlights military achievement

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Photo exhibition presents New China's achievements

2009-09-21 02:58:18 GMT Xinhua English People visit a photo exhibition showcasing the classical moments during the 60 years after the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, China, on Sept. 20, 2009.

Old Photos of PRC

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A couple in love in 1950s

2009-08-25 05:36:35 GMT China Daily How did people date when PRC was just founded? They wore army uniforms and walk in distance. Even they didn't hold each other's hands.

A wedding photo in 1950s-1960s

2009-08-25 05:34:05 GMT China Daily A wedding photo in 1950s-1960s

Photo album showcasing 60 years of new China launched

2009-06-01 11:05:25 GMT China Daily An album of 362 photos from 248 photographers to showcase China's development in the past 60 years has been unveiled in Beijing by the China Daily.