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China Marks 70th Anniversary
News Bytes 10/8/2019 9 Comments

Last week, China’s Communist Party marked 70 years in power with a military parade. The event showcased the country’s global goals—while at the same time emphasizing problems in the world’s second-largest global economy.

The 70th anniversary commemorated the October 1, 1949, founding of the People’s Republic of China. The event included 15,000 troops, more than 160 aircraft, and 580 pieces of military equipment. A military parade featured trucks carrying nuclear missiles designed to evade U.S. defenses, a supersonic attack drone, and other products. The pageant rolled through Beijing as soldiers marched past President Xi Jinping and other leaders on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. Among those attending was Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam. Her leadership during the crisis has made her unpopular with many protesters.

The anniversary display highlights the Chinese government’s ambition for influence to match its global status. China’s goals include displacing the United States as the Pacific region’s leading power as well as enforcing claims to Taiwan, the South China Sea, and other disputed territories.

According to Henry Boyd, a military analyst in London, the intended message is “that China [is] to be a taken seriously.”

Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, pro-democracy protesters fought with police, hoping to embarrass the party during the high-profile political event. The protests illustrate the tensions between the one-party dictatorship and a rapidly developing society. Sadly, police shot one teenage protestor.

“Today we are out to tell the Communist Party that Hong Kong people have nothing to celebrate,” says activist Lee Cheuk-yan. “We are mourning that in 70 years of Communist Party rule, the democratic rights of people in Hong Kong and China are being denied.” As protesters hoped, the chaos in Hong Kong contrasted with anniversary festivities in Beijing.

Despite the interruptions, President Xi insists, “No force can stop the progress of the Chinese people.”

The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He will. — Proverbs 21:1

(Army vehicles roll during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing. AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

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Communisim

Wow! I didn't know that the chinese communist government was THAT old! In my opinion, I don't think communisim is that great. Everything is the same. the food is the same, the cars are the same, you can't be a christian, stuff like that. Any way, when is the next new topic? I think it was supposed to be on the third. Do any of you know?
LP

Sigh

Wonderful. Like we need to se a celebration of this. Thanks a lot, Karl Marx, thanks a lot.

To Lilias P

I'm not sure when the next new topic is out, I can't remember if they said anything about it in the newsletter.

Communism is not good.

Communism is not good. We should pray for the unberground church.

Why does there have to be so

Why does there have to be so much hatred and chaos nowadays? Why can't we all just get along for once? Also, I do not think that Communism is something to be celebrated.

@ Lena p

Because Satan is alive and well and those people are his children and they just imitate him. So then that's what you get. Liners,rebels,killers and guns.

@Lilias P

What new topic?

@Lilias P

they do it every 2 monthes so next month I think thell put them up.

#Ninthcomment

Communism is stupid,. People should be able to do what they want, as far as work goes.

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