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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 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...

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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