National Day

Joy And Relief As Millions Travel For Golden Week Holiday

The October 1 National Day celebrations kicked off China’s “Golden Week,” the annual seven-day travel holiday. This year, National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival overlap, extending the holiday period for an extra day. According...

National Day Parade to Highlight Homegrown Military Tech

Ahead of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the PRC, The Straits Times’ Danson Cheong reports on the massive October 1 Beijing military parade that will mark the occasion by displaying a new generation of China-made...

Breaking the Cycle of Petition and Interception

ChinaGeeks’ Charles Custer has translated a Caixin opinion piece by Yu Jianrong of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Yu outlines various problems with and resulting from China’s petitioning system and the...

Toll-free Holiday Traffic Ends in Gridlock

As China commenced a week-long National Day vacation known as Golden Week, authorities decided to do car travelers a favor and make the roads toll-free. With train tickets for the long holiday selling out fast, and an increasing...

56 Die in 3 Road Accidents During Golden Week Travel Peak

The week-long National Day holiday sees tens of millions travelling around China, with Friday marking the peak; a Xinhua photo gallery shows enormous crowds engulfing tourist sites, train stations and taxi ranks. With so many on...

Q&A: Geremie R. Barmé

On his blog, Evan Osnos interviews Geremie R. Barmé about the imagery and significance of Chinese military parades, like tomorrow’s massive spectacle to welcome National Day. From Barmé’s reply: What was once fairly...

China Military Spotlighted in National Day Parade

From the Associated Press: China’s biggest military parade in a decade will show off an army bristling with formidable new capabilities and deliver a potent message to the U.S. and others not to underestimate...

Photos: Infantry Fighting Vehicles Enter Streets of Beijing

While the government issued strict orders banning any unofficial reports about details of the National Day celebration preparations and rehearsal, the following photos are circulating in the Chinese blogosphere: See also...

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