Official celebrations included a parade through Beijing’s Chang’an Avenue during the day and dancing at Tiananmen Square in the evening. Photo: Handout
Zhou Xin
Opinion

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Zhou Xin

Among China’s masses: a personal reflection on celebrations at Tiananmen on October 1, 1999

  • China celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic in 1999 at a critical time for the country
  • Zhou Xin, now an editor at the Post, looks back at his role as one of half a million participants who took part in the official parade
Official celebrations included a parade through Beijing’s Chang’an Avenue during the day and dancing at Tiananmen Square in the evening. Photo: Handout
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