CCTV-9 Special: Celebrating the 60 Anniversary of PRC

2009-10-01 08:36 BJT

Special Report: Celebrations Live Coverage |

Hello and welcome to a special broadcast celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Live from Beijing, I'm Zou Yue.

And I'm Liu Xin.  It's 8 am here in the Chinese capital, Thursday, October the 1st.  60 years ago on this day, the People's Republic of China was founded, changing the fate of one fifth of humanity.  

From then on, a new republic emerged in an ancient land, an old civilization breathed in fresh energy. 60 years on, the country stands firmly on its feet and its people move forward with confidence and hope .

China's story over the 60 years has been one of trial and error, but more importantly, one of growth and revival.  Under the watchful eyes of the world, China is ready to tell her story with poise and pride.

Today, we will recall the making of a nation, review the parade of its defenders and rejoice in the achievements of its people.

Today, CCTV International will present you with an 18 hour special program highlighting the events of one of the most memorable days in China's history.