In a show of military might at the China Marks 70th Founding Day of People’s Republic Of China (PRC), the Chinese government is said to have rallied 15000 troops, 160 aircraft as well as 580 active weapons to parade the cutting age defence technology at the Tiananmen Square.
The parade is said to show the modernization and military strength under the present Chinese President Xi Jinping. It is also reported that 10 Hong Kong police officers who were involved in suppressing the Hong Kong protests would also be present. At the civilian parade of the National Day of PRC, it is said that ‘Hong Kong’s tomorrow would be better’ was reportedly chanted.
China’s Great Strides In A Nutshell
China founded the communist People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949 under the leadership of Mao Zedong after a long fierce battle fought with the ‘nationalists’ Kuomintang under the leadership of Sun Yat Sen and Chiang Kai Shek.
In the 70 years since the founding of PRC, China have made great strides in its economy, in promoting gender equality as well as have uplifted millions out of poverty. Since the opening up of China in 1978 under the tutelage of Deng Xiaoping who spoke about ‘market socialism’ and ‘communism with Chinese characteristics’, China have succeeded in almost dethroning United States in sphere of influence in Africa and Central Asia as well as, inter alia, countries in South Asia.
Hong Kong And Trade War
In the days ahead, President Xi Jinping is expected to tackle the Chinese economic slowdown, trade war with United States, successful implementation of Belt And Road Initiative (BRI), Hong Kong crisis as well as the self proclaimed constant ‘struggle’ for safeguarding communism in China against the onslaught of pro-democracy powers.
China Marks 70th Founding Day : China’s 70th anniversary celebration was preceded by the Hong Kong protests that saw millions of Hong Kongers coming out in the streets demanding for universal suffrage and a reaffirmation of China toward ‘ one country, two systems’ arrangement. In addition, preceding months also saw United States imposing higher tariffs on Chinese imports that have sealed an all out trade war with China at the behest of the present US President Donald J. Trump.
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