70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China
Logo for the 70th anniversary of the PRC
|Date||1 October 2019|
|Also known as||中华人民共和国成立七十周年庆典|
|70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China|
October 1, 2019 will mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. President and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping, who will be the guest of honor, will inspect troops along Chang'an Avenue in Beijing and give the holiday address to the nation and to Chinese expatriates abroad.
The founding of the People's Republic of China was officially proclaimed by Chinese Communist Party's chairman Mao Zedong on 1 October 1949 at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. The first public parade of the then new People's Liberation Army took place there, following the Chairman's address of the formal foundation of the new republic.
The official logo for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China was officially unveiled by the State Council Information Office on June 3, 2019. Many celebrations throughout China and overseas Chinese communities have been planned for the year of 2019. In early September, rehearsals took place in central Beijing for the military parade. General Cai Zhijun of the Joint General Staff said in a press briefing that it will not be targeted "at any countries or districts" but rather would be "committed to safeguarding world peace and regional stability". It is expected to be bigger than the parades commemorating the 50th and 60th anniversary of the PRC, as well as the 2015 China Victory Day Parade.