After 2008 Beijing Olympic, another world event – 2010 World Expo is just opened in Shanghai, China on May 1. For China, the Shanghai Expo will stand proudly in the tradition of world fairs that began with London’s Great Exhibition in 1851. Almost 70 million people are expected to witness the pinnacle of their country’s achievement and glimpse the future. For most Chinese, it will be their only chance to taste what life is like abroad.
China formally kicked off its mass celebrations of 60 years of communist rule with a 60-gun salute that rung out across Beijing’s historic Tiananmen Square on Oct, 1. Hundreds of thousands of participants marched past Tiananmen Square in costume or uniform, with floats and dancers mingling with soldiers and military hardware. 60 floats showcasing themes including ‘the progress of the motherland’, ‘scientific development’, ‘brilliant achievement’ and ‘beautiful prosperous China’ have rumbled through the square. In the parade, 180,000 marchers processed through Beijing’s Tiananmen Square and in the evening Tiananmen Square hosted a firework and laser light-show attended by 60,000 carefully vetted people and performers
I found some magnificent photos of parade and firework performance. The marching part of the parade is really impressive. I have to say, China just amazed me another time after the opening of the Olympics last August. Hope you also enjoy those photos.
In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, the phalanx of the national flag receives inspection in a parade in Beijing of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of China on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009.
Soldiers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) ground force march in formation past Tiananmen Square
Chinese citizens and government workers have been preparing for months for their upcoming celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1st. Collected here are images from the past several weeks of people around China preparing to celebrate their National Day. Some of them are really impressive… and I like the haircut much…:)
A man gets his hair cut into a pattern of Beijing’s Tiananmen Gate at a barber in Zhengzhou
Today’s two blogs are both about car, one is editable racing car and now, is about the poor trapped car. My friend sent my those photos by email said it was something happened in China. I checked the photos thoroughly which don’t look like photoshopped to me. However it is hard to believe it was real and feel so sorry for the car’s owner. How can he/she drive the car down? That is seriously wrong parking position.