Event planners and government spinners take note: here's the Chinese government's top 10 tips on how to pull together a major media event free of any negative coverage, writes Crikey intern Melanie Mahony.
The Guardian's video is a beautiful slow-mo, fast-mo overview of China's 60th anniversary parade. It's a tribute to awe-inspiring precision. We prefer giant butterflies at the end to the tanks at the start.
As China celebrates 60 years under the PRC government, the ABC looks back at over 30 years of coverage in the country, from Richard Nixon's historic visit in 1972 to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Today, 5000 Chinese soldiers, arranged by height, are marching through Tiananmen Square to celebrate China's 60th birthday. It's hardly going to allay the world's fears about the country's growing military might. So what's it all about? Evan Osnos investigates.
Watch as President Hu Jintao passes rows and rows of Chinese troops of equal height. The pan-in across Tiananmen Square at the start is particularly spectacular: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32fGCvEIll8[/youtube] What you’re not seeing is protest. And with good reason. Chinese authorities moved petitioners back to their home towns ahead of the celebrations: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6xQQDB55F4[/youtube] Still, who couldn’t warm to […]
While the world tunes in to China's carefully choreographed 60th anniversary processions, let's not forget it was the Chinese people that lifted the Communist party out of poverty, not the other way round, writes Isabel Hilton.
China is ready to celebrate its big 6-0. The streets have been cleaned, 'unity columns' and digital screens erected and the soldiers are warming up by singing barrack ballads.
China's air force has conducted the largest ever "weather modification" project in time for the Republic's 60th anniversary. 18 planes sprayed "environmentally-friendly" chemicals at clouds to force them to rain. Ouch.
China celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Peoples Republic with processions and amazingly choreographed dances. The Times is there to live blog the spectacle.