(My favourite picture of young Mao)
"The Chinese people have stood up!"
This was proclaimed by Chairman Mao on Oct 1, 1949.
Those interested can read my write-up HERE.
Come this Thursday, it will be the 60th anniversary of the beginning of New China. In a short period of 20 years since the late 70s, China has transformed from an insular nation of peasants and blue attired common folks to be at par with the developed nations. Shenzhen was the first city of Teng's vision of modernization, and the rest as they said was history.
This year's Anniversary Parade will be focused on the military advancement. My blogger friend, James Wong's blog "Clare Street" has featured a few postings on this coming event. His blog can be viewed HERE.
To understand the history of New China, one has to know the life history of Mao. Only then can one view Mao with awe and great respect.
My son just told me that Astro will be showing "Making Mao" on Channel 555 (History) this Thursday at 10pm.
Those interested in New China should not miss this documentary. I shall be watching, for sure.