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China Daily Video News October 10, 2009

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New China shows its pride on day of glory

China celebrated its 60th anniversary last week. The country marked the day by holding an enormous parade featuring some of China’s latest military hardware, and floats from each province. The day culminated in a spectacular fireworks show over Tian’anmen Square in the evening.

White House: Obama to visit China in Nov.

On Thursday the White House officially announced that US President Obama will visit China in November as part of a larger trip to the region. Obama will also stop in Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. Trade relations and environmental issues are expected to be high on the agenda, experts said.

DPRK, US open way to talks

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao made a brief tripo North Korea last week. He met with the country’s leader, Kim Jong Il, who said that Pyongyang might be ready to rejoin international talks over its nuclear program, depending on the outcome of negotiations with the United States. Analysts say that the United States and North Korean could begin holding meetings very soon, but also warned that previous negotiations have fallen apart.

Joint show warms cross-Straits relations

In a further sign of warming cross-straits relations, the Taipei and Beijing palace museums opened a joint exhibition in Taipei this week. It features priceless relics from the time of the Yongzheng Emperor, who ruled China in the early 18th century.

Hu rides new No. 4 Subway Line

President Hu Jintao took a ride on Beijing’s newly completed number 4 subway line this week. The new line will help better connect the university district in northwest Beijing with the rest of the city.

Reactions to the 60th anniversary celebrations

Finally, we leave you with an exclusive China Daily look at some of the reactions to the 60th anniversary celebrations last week.

On the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese government organized perhaps the largest military parade in the country’s history. As Beijing celebrated the anniversary last week, the China Daily spoke to some of the city’s ordinary citizens and foreign diplomats to get their reactions and thoughts.

(英语点津 Helen 编辑)


China Daily Video News October 10, 2009

About the broadcaster:

China Daily Video News October 10, 2009

Dan Chinoy is a reporter and editor for the China Daily's website. A graduate of Columbia University, he grew up in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Dan has experience in Hillary Clinton's Senate Office in Washington, and Fortune Magazine in Beijing, the U.S. Consulate in Shenyang. Dan speaks Chinese, but not as well as he should.