In honor of the 60th birthday of the PRC, The World is starting a five-part series “exploring the roots of China’s creative past, and what’s being done now, with what success, to relight that spark”. Listen to the first part of the series here:
On Oct. 1st China’s Communist Party will celebrate 60 years in power with a gala parade, a show of military might, and a cast of 200,000. Among the Party’s proudest achievements is injecting capitalism back into China 30 years ago, and letting the ambition and drive of the Chinese people transform China’s economy into one of the world’s biggest. The Party also wants to transform China’s economy into one of the world’s most creative – to reclaim a mantle of creativity and innovation that China held for more than a thousand years, before being overtaken by the West.