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Happy Anniversary!

The following greeting is addressed to Chinese readers Dear Friend Happy Anniversary! Who would have thought, sixty years ago, that we would be celebrating 60 years of the PRC amidst such remarkable progress? To mention just some of results of the Chinese miracle: • 3-400 million citizens have been lifted out of poverty. • China… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick

I had the good fortune to be in Beijing on 1 October and witnessed the parade and evening gala concert. Only superlatives do justice to the quality and organisation of the events, which involved perhaps 250 000 participants. Contrary to what a number of commentators have said, I believe that the military parade, which began… » read more

Posted by Stanley Crossick