China: Tian’anmen Square decorated for National Day celebrations

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Tian’anmen Square decorated for National Day celebrations

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70 Years On

Tian’anmen Square at the heart of Beijing has been decorated to echo festivities of the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, which falls on Tuesday.

Red ribbon-shaped sculptures have been installed on the square to signify the lineage of China’s revolutionary past, present and future. A colossal portrait of Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), a forerunner of the Chinese democratic revolution, has also been erected on the square.

On the front of the Tian’anmen Rostrum is a giant color portrait of late Chairman Mao Zedong, the founder of New China.

Huge red lanterns were hung atop the newly-refurbished rostrum, flunk by red flags flying above the stands on both sides.

70 Years On

China Marks 70th Anniversary Of Their Navy On April 23rd

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Naval parade marking Chinese navy anniversary to be held on April 23

Xinhua

A naval parade commemorating the 70th founding anniversary of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy will be held in Qingdao and nearby sea areas and airspace on April 23, a senior navy officer said Saturday.

China’s first aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, and latest nuclear submarines, destroyers and fighter jets will join the parade, Qiu Yanpeng, deputy commander of the PLA Navy, told a press conference.

“Some vessels will make their debut for the first time,” Qiu said.

Altogether 32 Chinese vessels and 39 warplanes will take part in the event, according to Qiu.

Over 10 countries, including Russia, Thailand, Vietnam and India, will send nearly 20 vessels to join a naval parade, Qiu said.

More than 60 countries will send delegations to join multinational naval events marking the anniversary, and over 30 countries among them will send major navy leaders to participate, according to Qiu.