Events began at the door of Tiananmen, where Mao announced the foundation of the People’s Republic 70 years ago.
Over one hundred thousand people participated in a parade at Tiananmen Square in Beijing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, a celebration which was headed by President Xi Jinping.
The commemoration events began at the door of Tiananmen, where Mao announced to the world the foundation of the People’s Republic 70 years ago. In this spectacle participated about 15 thousand troops of the People’s Liberation Army (EPL), along with more than 160 aircraft and 580 units of war material.
Some 100 thousand people also participated in a civil parade in honor of those who have led this nation over the last seven decades and have made it the world’s second-largest economy.
At the end of the parade, 70,000 pigeons and 70,000 colorful balloons were released to the sky, symbolizing peace and joy.
Sources: teleSUR, Reuters, EFE.