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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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