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  •  its a celebration of Maoist communism (2+ / 0-)
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/...

    Where is Glenn Beck on this, anyone, anyone?

    "the government is full of vampires!" - Glenn Beck

    by superHappyInDC on Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 09:39:03 PM PDT

    •  No, it's a celebration of our 60th anniversery (2+ / 0-)
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      As a nation. Mao died in 1976.

      Ask me about my daughter's future - Ko

      by koNko on Thu Oct 01, 2009 at 02:57:02 AM PDT

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      •  from the news article I included (0+ / 0-)

        "Mr Hu, speaking from the same spot where Mao had stood 60 years ago to formally proclaim the founding of the People's Republic of China, claimed his country had a bright future."

        "the government is full of vampires!" - Glenn Beck

        by superHappyInDC on Thu Oct 01, 2009 at 08:15:07 AM PDT

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        •  That spot. (1+ / 0-)
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          At one end of Tian An'men Square is the birthplace of our nation and where Chinese Preimers always address the nation on importiant occasions.

          Tian An'men has a long, interesting history.

          And when Chinese visit Beijing, it's the first place we visit, like Americans visiting Independance Hall in Philidelphia.

          The Chinese word for tomorrow is 明天 (míng​tiān) meaning

          明 (míng​) bright
          天 (​tiān) sky

          It can be if we make it so.

          Ask me about my daughter's future - Ko

          by koNko on Thu Oct 01, 2009 at 08:45:49 AM PDT

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          •  are you forced against your will to post that? (0+ / 0-)

            If you read the article, it also said that it was celebrating the 60th anniversary since the communist party came to power.

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            by superHappyInDC on Thu Oct 01, 2009 at 10:56:43 AM PDT

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            •  Tut. Now now - (1+ / 0-)
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              koNko is just pointing out that calling it a 'celebration of Maoist communism' is off the mark.

              It's not a party for Mao, or Maoism, although Mao was the first Chairman.

              You are right that it is still run by the Communist Party. How communist it is in actuality is open to debate.

              But you are wrong to suggest that koNko has to be forced to post here.

              He's been a valuable contributor to this site far longer than you have.

              The sleep of reason brings forth monsters.

              by beijingbetty on Fri Oct 02, 2009 at 03:37:25 AM PDT

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            •  That's Funny. (0+ / 0-)

              Why would I be forced to post at Daily Kos?

              I guess I have 2 points:

              1.Your initial comment suggested a celebration of Maoist Communism. Mao died in 1976 and China - including political policy and law - has changed a lot in the 33 years since then. I think the end of Maoist Communism can be fixed with the arrest of the Gang or Four on October 6 of 1976.

              Indeed it is celebrating the founding of the modern Chinese state under Communist Party leadership - that is our form of government - but it is mainly a celebration of the 60th anniversery of the nation, and I guess I should add that the 60th Aniversery of anything in China is a big event in our culture.

              2.I also wanted to add a little about Tian An'men Square which is generally defined in 2 dimensions by the Tian An'men Incident in Western popular concept, but it is much more that that to us. It's where the Chinese people meet as a nation for many importiant occasions such as nation-founding, mourning the passing of importiant leaders, and national celebrations. If you have never visited, I hope you can some day, it's the largest public square in the world and being there is much more than looking at photos; the first visit is a surprise for everyone - rather like a stone football field, only much larger.

              The name translates to "Gate of Heavenly Peace"

              天 (tiān) = sky/heaven
              安 (ān) = peace
              门 (mén) = gate

              It dates from the Ming Dynasty and adjoins the Forbidden City, the ultimate destination for most people visiting the square.

              See you.

              Ask me about my daughter's future - Ko

              by koNko on Fri Oct 02, 2009 at 12:20:50 PM PDT

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