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
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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

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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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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.