I'm writting from Beijing where the 60ths anniversary of the People's Republic of China was held. It was a huge colorful event, with hundreds, no... with thousands of people participating!! All began at 10 o'clock in the morning at the Tiananmen square. The flag was rissen under the national anthem. After that President Hu Jingtao reveled the military troops. He was driving in a black limousin down the road, past the troops and did greet them. He'd say: "Greetings Commrads" and the troops next to him would reply "Greeting Mr. Presiden!t" or he'd say: "Commrads are you working hard?" and they'd reply "We are serving the people!" After returning to Tiananmen (the building with the big Mao picture), came the march of the troops, which passed then the President and all other leaders. There were Army, Navy, Air Force, Police, Special Force, Emergency Response and Elite Troops marching by. 52 New Weapon systems were revealed, all made in China and most were shown to the public the first time.
After that, came a great Art parade with a review and achievments of China in the past 60 years. It was a real colourful and creative Art parade. And the end was market by marching school kids. It was really impressive.
Later, in the evening on Tiananmen Square was great dance event. Again very colorful, so colorful I can't even explain how colorful. There were lion dancers, dragon dancers, all kind of dancers. All dressed in beautiful costumes!! Just an amazing preformance!!! And of course, as in many states in the world there was a huge and beautiful firework at the end.
It was really a huge party and China is really celebrating it's achievments!!! And it has to be stressed out. Since the year 1978 and Deng Xiaopings reforms, China has changed enormously!!! Congratulation to what has been achieved!!!