Planes from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force fly during a rehearsal of the military parade on October 1 to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Photo: Reuters
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Why this National Day marks much more than the 70th anniversary of modern China

  • As the country stands on the threshold of fulfilling Xi Jinping’s vision of the nation’s rejuvenation at the forefront of international powers, it faces the challenges of the expectations of a new middle class, a prolonged trade war with the US and unrest in a troubled Hong Kong amid trepidation of what National Day may bring
Planes from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) air force fly during a rehearsal of the military parade on October 1 to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Photo: Reuters
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