China confident of rejuvenation: Hu

President Hu Jintao said all the Chinese were "full of confidence" in the bright prospects of the great rejuvenation of the nation. Video  Hu reviews the troops  Video

Parade offers glimpse of army changes

Chinese army presented its latest armaments and establishments at the heart of Beijing Thursday morning in a grand military parade.

Military parade marks anniversary

A huge military parade was staged Thursday in downtown Beijing to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

Float demonstrates Chinese cultural prosperity

A float with a shining fan-shaped picture of traditional Peking opera performer on a civilian parade formation showcased Chinese cultural prosperity since the founding of new China six decades ago.

Parade highlights sci-tech accomplishments

China highlighted its achievements in the science and technology fields Thursday during the grand celebrations of the 60th founding anniversary of the People's Republic.

From Readers

Long Live PRC

On Oct 1, 1949, a great nation was reborn, a nation that has the potential to help the whole world in political, social and economic development.


Dragon dancers' excitement mounts

As the clock ticks inexorably toward tonight's grand gala in Tian'anmen Square, dragon dancer Cai Mingchan says he has to take deep breaths periodically in order to contain his growing excitement.

Economic Development

Paraders salute reform and opening-up drive

Paraders in a grand celebration marking the 60th founding anniversary of New China on Thursday saluted late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping for the ongoing reform and opening-up drive he launched in 1978.


China enters list of lower-middle-income countries: NBS

China's economic aggregate ranked third in the world as of 2008, pulling it into the list of lower-middle-income countries from low-income ones, according to a Sept 7 report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

New China's road from farming nation to leading automaker

As the US auto industry narrowly escaped a sudden collapse, China's auto makers have emerged as a symbol for the nation's industrial advance at New China's 60th founding anniversary parade.

TV Screen

Parade highlights sci-tech accomplishments

China highlighted its achievements in the science and technology fields Thursday during the grand celebrations of the 60th founding anniversary of the People's Republic.

Foreign Relations

Hu meets with world leaders

Chinese President Hu Jintao meets with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of a series of UN sessions in New York, Sept. 22, 2009.

US Georgia to celebrate China's National Day

Governor Sonny Perdue of the US state of Georgia has proclaimed October 1, 2009 as "China's National Day in Georgia."

Military Affairs

Chinese president reviews troops

President Hu Jintao Thursday inspected the country's defense forces in Beijing in celebration of the 60th founding anniversary of New China.

March-past showcases changes of PLA

China on Thursday staged a spectacular march-past in front of Tian'anmen in downtown Beijing to mark the 60th anniversary of the PRC.

Reform and Opening up

President Hu eulogizes three-decade reform

President Hu Jintao eulogized Thursday the nationwide reform adopted by the Communist Party of China for the past three decades.Grand Celebration Held 30 Years of ReformsThe Way We WereTime to Rejoice, ReflectCatchphrasesPopulation Scale

Market-driven economy targeted

Chinese leaders should rethink the country's reform package amid changing global and domestic situations and take "quicker and radical" steps to move toward a market-oriented economy by 2020, said a senior political advisor.

Ethnic Unity

China issues white paper on ethnic policy

The Chinese government Sunday published a white paper on its ethnic policy, stressing harmony and equality among all ethnic groups. Full Text

New China's ethnic groups strong and growing

The fast development of Chinese ethnic groups is being reviewed and the importance of the unity of nationalities is being stressed.

Human Rights Progress

Special coverage: China Family Planning Policy

This special coverage introduces the background, main content, and the profound effect of China's family planning policy.

China condemns all acts of violence against women

A senior Chinese diplomat said here on Friday that China condemns all acts of violence against women in armed conflicts, including sexual violence.

Changing Life

Retail sales of consumer goods increases 600 times

The retail sales of consumer goods have increased to more than 600 times of that in the early days of the founding of the People's Republic ofChina, according to a xinhuanet report.

60 years witnesses substantial changes

In the past 60 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the country has emerged from civil war and poverty to become a player on the world stage.


Financial crisis won't stop China's opening up, reform

There is no sign that China will let up on reform although many economists and commentators have expressed worries that China might overreact to the financial crisis and veer away from reform and opening up.

Analyst: China makes contributions to world

It is a great achievement for China to maintain overall stability in a vast country while booking a fast economic growth in the past three decades.

China in Foreigners' Eyes

How you have changed since we first met

I first visited China in August 1976. After graduating in Chinese studies in England in 1967, I tried to get a job of teaching English in China so that I could continue my study of Chinese language and culture, but the universities had been closed because of the "cultural revolution" (1966-76). Another nine years passed before I joined a friendship delegation to China.

Kissinger praises China's achievements as 'extraordinary'

Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger on Thursday extended his warm congratulations to the People's Republic of China on its 60th founding anniversary, which falls on October 1, and praised New China's achievements as " extraordinary."

Message board
Send Flower to China
Raise the National Flag

Hot wheels

Zhong Shi is one of an army of private motorists who began to take to the roads in the late-1990s.

Pumping it

Course management

Ping-pong legacy

Power ball

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