[Live Updates] Gala celebrating 70th anniversary of PRC's founding

Updated: 2019-10-01 21:24:54
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As the song "Ode to the Motherland" is performed, the participants gathered from Jinshui Bridge. This marks the grand finale of the celebration.


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The LED performers change color several times, and seven doves can be seen flying high in the sky that represents China's pursuit of peace.


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Young people run toward the Tian'anmen Rostrum as the LED troupe forms the characters for "Chinese Dream."


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The theme song from the Kung Fu hero Wong Fei-hung movie, "A Man Should Stand Strong", is performed on stage.


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Performers sing the song called "Love Each other", the theme song of the 11th China National Games.

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The LEDs form a picture of blue sky and green grassland. This part of the performance is about rural development.

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The dragon dancers form a dragon boat, surrounded by the other performers on the square. The mascots for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics are on the boat. 


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70 glowing fireworks sprout from the eastern and western ends of Tian'anmen Square and converge in the sky to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.


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Young children run to the center, performing a dragon dance with dragons of different colors. These performers come from Chongqing. This is the fourth time that the Tongliang dance troupe has taken part in the National Day celebrations. 


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The LED troupe forms a large rainbow and a golden boulevard. The boulevard is extending further and further, just like China's endeavor to reform and open up.


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Green is now the theme color on the square. Coming up next is the theme song for this segment of the performance, called "We Walk on the Great Road".


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The LED performers are presenting an image of the Great Wall. There are 43,000 tourist sites on the Great Wall in China, which runs for more than 21,000 kilometers across the country's north.


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Performers from different ethnic groups and walks of life form circles and dance together.

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Here comes chapter one of the performance. First on the stage are the waist drum performers.


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70 glowing fireworks sprout from the eastern and western ends of Tian'anmen Square and converge in the sky to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.


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The eastern and western sections of Chang'an Avenue are divided into 10 columns with different themes, where people from all walks of life are celebrating this special occasion.


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Performers on the square are cheering and jumping as China's President Xi Jinping and other state leaders have appeared on the Tian'anmen Rostrum.


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There is a grand LED show taking center stage along Chang'an Avenue. There are 3,290 performers taking part.
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Tian'anmen Square is hosting the grand evening gala to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). 60,000 people aged six to 66 will perform, and there will also be a fireworks display. The gala will include an award ceremony recognizing people from different fields who made significant contributions to China in the past 70 years.

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