China celebrates 70th founding anniversary


China’s major national radios, TV channels and news websites provided a live broadcast of the celebrations to mark the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1.

Live: Grand celebration honoring 70th anniversary of PRC’s founding

The celebrations included a gathering at the Tiananmen Square, a civilian parade, a military parade and a mass pageant.

The live broadcast was available on Tuesday morning on several TV channels of China Media Group, some radio channels, as well as Xinhuanet. Other major radio and TV channels, news websites and new media platforms will rebroadcast the celebrations.

Moreover, a gala took place at Tian’anmen Square on Tuesday evening. TV channels, radio channels and Xinhuanet provided live coverage, while other major media outlets will rebroadcast.

A formation of Guard of Honor marches
A formation of Guard of Honor marches in the parade during the celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2019. (Xinhua/Ren Long)

The first section of a mass pageantry celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) saluted the founding and construction of the PRC with five formations marching through Tian’anmen Square on Tuesday morning.

The first formation of the section featured the birth of the Communist Party of China (CPC), followed by a formation displaying the 28-year CPC-led fight of the Chinese people against aggression and oppression and for survival and freedom.

Then came a formation demonstrating the history that Chinese communists, with Comrade Mao Zedong as the chief representative, established the Mao Zedong Thought and led the Chinese people in unity to found the PRC, said an official narrator.

Chinese people became the master of the country, society and their own destinies, as recreated in the next formation. The final formation of the section showed industrial and agriculture development, indicating that socialism is achieved through hard work.