Monday, October 10, 2011

Another birthday

After the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 2009, and the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party earlier this year, today is the 100th anniversary of the end of the revolution which brought to an end both the Qing empire and the 2000-year imperial dynasty, and began what might be viewed now as an 'interim' Republic between 1911-49, brought about by Sun Yat Sen. As such, the present Government's celebrations are apparent but somewhat muted, the line being that Sun Yat Sen opened the door, but the Communist Party built modern China.

On a lighter note, mum's last day in Beijing was spent shopping, visiting the girls' school and sitting in on their drawing class. As for me - back to work...

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