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01.10.2019 Beijing celebrates the 70th founding anniversary of  the People’s Republic of China

The celebration in honor of the 70th founding anniversary of the People’s Republic of China were held at the Tian'anmen Square in Beijing. Xinhua News Agency reports that President Xi Jinping is taking part in the celebrations.

Premier of the Chinese State Council Li Keqiang announced the beginning of the celebrations. After 70 volleys of ceremony guns, the military carried the Chinese flag to the Tian’anmen Square and raised it. The national anthem was performed. Then the largest military parade in the history of China with the participation of 15 thousand military personnel as well as 160 combat aircrafts and 580 pieces of military equipment was held in Beijing. According to TASS, it’s expected that about 100 thousand people will take part in it. In honor of the national holiday, it’s planned to release 70 thousand pigeons and launch 70 colored balloons.


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