01 October 2009

China’s National Day

I just watched about an hour of Beijing’s very impressive celebratory parade for today, the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Festivities for today in conjunction with next Thursday, the main day of the ensuing Mid-Autumn Festival, apparently warrant a week’s break from classes - and I’m not complaining. Anyway, the production was very impressive, from the totally-in-sync marching to the air show to the sheer number of participants. Check out the link in the title for more on preparation, and I’m sure that various news sources will be reporting later on today’s other activities.

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