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Tourists flock to Tian'anmen Square after National Day celebrations
Tourists from all over China had flocked to the Tian'anmen Square, where the grand celebrations were held Thursday to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, since it was reopened to tourists Friday.
Performances abound in Beijing during National Day holiday
Twenty-seven-year-old Beijing resident Gao Yu said she would not bother to travel in her National Day vacation but chose to stay at home.
421,000 Chinese share one given name 'Guoqing,' meaning 'National Day'
More than 421,000 Chinese citizens, among the country's 1.3 billion population, share the same given name -- "Guoqing," which literally means "National Day," government data showed.
Buenos Aires holds celebration marking 60th anniversary of PRC
Chinese soldiers of National Day parade start to retreat from drill camps
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Evacuation after National Day parade efficient, said official
Giant parterre erected in Tian'anmen Square
President Hu issues order to commend participants of military parade
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Video >>
Gala Prelude: My Motherland
Pictures >>
Exposition of Achievements held in Nanjing to mark National Day
Ode to Homeland
Parade >>
Hu Jintao reviews Chinese troops
Parade limousine and its plate number
China looks into bright future as pageant ends with children parade
Naval contingents in parade highlight China's growing ocean presence
President Hu completes review of PLA troops
Paratroopers bear PLA's new automatic rifles
Models lead 'Iron Roses' past Tian'anmen Rostrum
People >>
Memorable Chinese People of the Past 60 Years

Yuan Longping

He is an expert in hybrid rice and academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Deng Jiaxian

Following the successful test of the atomic bomb, Deng led his team to join the research group led by Yu Min in 1965 and immediately started design of the hydrogen bomb.

Economy >>
Major Economic Events of the past 60 Years
Private sector of the economy

1998: Private sector of the economy

'One central task and two basic points'

1987: One central task and two basic points'

Household Responsibility System

1983: Household Responsibility System

Foreign Relations >>
Key Foreign Policy Events
The last six decades have seen major developments in China's foreign policy and relations with other countries.
Lifestyle >>
Lifestyle in China 1949-2009

Transportation (2000-2009)

Private cars entered Chinese people's families. There were about 42 million private cars toward the end of 2008.

Residence (2000-2009)

Chinese people began to have more varied choices in the 21st century. Now, there are high-rise residential buildings, duplex apartments, residential areas with gardens and independent villas.

Science & Technology >>
60 Years Progress in Science & Technology

First weather satellite

On September 7, 1988, China launched a trial weather satellite, Fengyun-1, via the Long March IV carrier rocket.

First 10,000-ton ocean freighter

On November 27, 1958, China's first 10,000-ton ocean-going freighter, "Yuejin," set sail.

Legislation >>
A Review of Major Legislation passed in 60 Years
Anti-Secession Law

Mar. 14, 2005

It is a law for peaceful unification rather than a law for war against Taiwan.
Food Safety Law

Feb. 28, 2009

It lays down high standards for food security supervision and management, thus providing a systematic method for improving the level of food security.
Anti-Monopoly Law

Aug. 30, 2007

It is regarded as China’s Economic Constitution.
Law on Narcotics Control

Dec. 29, 2007

The legislation is a milestone in China’s war on drugs.ar on drugs.
Sports >>
He Zhenliang - 'China's Sports Diplomat'
Lang Ping - 'Iron Hammer'
Li Ning - 'Prince Of Gymnastics'
Deng Yaping
Opinion >>
Worldwide praise to China for its achievements over 60 years
Countries worldwide on Thursday lauded the great strides China has made in the past six decades, as the nation celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the people's republic.
The People's Republic of China at 60
China's grander parade
Great legacy of first three decades
Hillary Clinton praises China's 'historic accomplishment' in fighting poverty
Russian media laud China's National Day celebration
China seen as best model of development for Africa
80s ‘me-generation’ to shine in National Day parade
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