庆祝新中国成立70周年亮点揭秘 China to mark 70th anniversary of PRC founding on October 1
China on Thursday unveiled its celebration(庆祝 qìngzhù) plan to mark the 70th anniversary(周年 zhōunián) of the founding(成立 chénglì) of the People's Republic of China (PRC) on the National Day, October 1 in Beijing.
Tiananmen Square in Beijing. [File Photo: IC]
Wang Xiaohui, executive deputy head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, briefed the media on the plans at a press conference.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver an important speech(重要讲话 zhòngyào jiǎnghuà) at the grand gathering, which is to be followed by a military parade(阅兵 yuèbīng) and a mass pageantry, according to Wang.
In the evening, CPC and state leaders will join people from all walks of life in a grand festive get-together for fireworks show(焰火表演 yànhuǒ biǎoyǎn) and art performance(文艺演出 wényì yǎnchū), he added.
National medals, honorary titles and the Medal of the Republic, the country's highest honor, will be awarded for the first time to prominent figures who have made outstanding contributions(贡献 gòngxiàn) to the construction and the development of the PRC.
Medals of Friendship(友谊 yǒuyì) will also be awarded to foreigners who have made significant contributions to China's socialist modernization drive and promoted exchanges and cooperation between China and the rest of the world.
A commemoration ceremony will be held the day before the National Day at the Monument to the People's Heroes in downtown Beijing's Tian'anmen Square.
重点词汇 Key word:
亮点 focus of attention; shining point
E.g. Zhè zēngjiāle yīgè bùcuò de, wéimiào de liàngdiǎn.
This adds a nice, subtle highlight.
Bówùguǎn zhī lǚ shì wǒmen shǔjià wéiyī de liàngdiǎn.
Our trip to the museum was the only high point of our vacation.