1949 60 years

Qian Gang: How the Next Ten Years Will Decide China’s Future

On China Media Project, Qian Gang looks ahead to the 70th anniversary of the PRC in 2019: If I may be allowed a bit of simple prognosticating, let me say that the next ten years will decide China’s future. 2012 is the year that...

Qian Gang: In Modern China, No Place for Totalitarian Anthems

On China Media Project, Qian Gang analyzes the four anthems that were sung during the festivities for the 60th National Day celebrations: Mao, Deng, Jiang and Hu were all represented together during the festivities. And in fact,...

National Day Parade in 360 Degrees

Xinhua has posted an amazing 360 degree image of the October 1 National Day parade. Drag your mouse to navigate through the whole image, which can be seen here.

Perry Link: China at 60: Who Owns the Guns

On the New York Review of Books new blog, Perry Link reviews the October 1 military parade and looks back at 60 years of CCP rule: Last summer, at the opening of the Beijing Olympics, a similar extravaganza led viewers through...

The Red and the Black

From The Economist: Shortly before the 60th anniversary of communist China’s founding on October 1st, police in the south-western city of Chongqing opened an unusual exhibition. On display, to invited guests only, were 65 luxury...

Alex Pasternack: The Great Wall Parade

Alex Pasternack writes for China Beat about watching the National Day parade while being sequestered in a foreigners’ compound in Beijing: My house arrest in the compound would be temporary and voluntary, and merely a side...

Tweets During the National Holidays (Updated)

Chinese twitterers were busy during the National Day holiday, offering their opinions about the military parade and celebrations. Below are some examples from more politically-minded tweets: @wenshiyi:  The order of the three...

China’s Economy: 60 Years of Progress

Prominent Chinese economist Wu Jinglian, covered in this recent CDT post, has written an analysis China’s economy since 1949 in this weekend’s edition of Caijing. From the piece’s introduction, by Caijing...

A Little Reflection on Patriotism

ChinaGeeks translates an essay on National Day proceedings from Fenqing.net, a web portal for ‘angry youth’: In real life and on the internet, one can often see and hear people loudly complaining about the injustices...

China’s 60th Anniversary, By the Numbers

Fast Company created a graphic delineating the statistical differences in a number of areas between China in 1949 and in 2009: See the full version here.

China Is Wordless on Traumas of Communists’ Rise

The New York Times looks at the lives lost in the CCP’s march to power 60 years ago: In what China’s history books hail as one of the war’s decisive victories, Mao’s troops starved out the formidable Nationalist garrison...

Yang Hengjun: CCTV versus CNN on National Day Parade

Blogger Yang Hengjun writes about his experience watching supposedly “live” broadcasts of the National Day celebrations on both CCTV and CNN. ESWN translates: The parade has begun. The majestic guard of honor has...

China Celebrates 60 Years of Communist Rule

The parade is finished and the reviews are in. From the New York Times: The celebration of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was immense, powerful and flawless, down to the crystalline skies which, just a day...



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