Q&A: How did Chinese leaders salute army in military parades?
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Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, goes by car inspecting troops of the Chinese People's Liberation Army to take part in a military parade for celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in central Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 1, 2009. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
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      BEIJING, Oct.1 (Xinhua) -- President Hu Jintao saluted the Chinese armed forces while he reviewed Thursday morning lineups of three services of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) before a military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

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    Hu greeted the PLA officers and soldiers, saying "Greetings, comrades!" "Comrades, you are working hard!" as he was responded with "Greetings, leader!" "We serve the people!".

    At the founding ceremony of the People's Republic of China(PRC) on Oct. 1, 1949, Zhu De, then PLA's Commander-in-Chief, sent his regards to the soldiers, saying "Comrades, wish you good health!" "Long live the People's Republic of China!" Zhu was answered back "Comrade Commander-in-Chief, wish you good heath!" and "Long live the motherland!"

    At the 1955 National Day military parade, when then Minister of National Defense Peng Dehuai reviewed the troops, he saluted the soldiers and officers, saying "Long live the People's Republic of China!" "Long live the Communist Party of China!" and "Long live Chairman Mao!".

    The National Day military parade was resumed by Deng Xiaoping, then Central Military Commission chairman, in 1984 since it was suspended in 1959. The parade slogans were changed to "Greetings, comrades!" and "Comrades, you are working hard!" Deng was responded with "Greetings, leader!" and "We serve the people!" by officers and soldiers.

    Former President Jiang Zemin, also then general secretary of the CPC Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, continued the tradition of Deng in the parade celebrating the country's 50th birthday in 1999.



Hu Jintao reviews Chinese troops

    BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Hu Jintao on Thursday morning reviewed Chinese troops in central Beijing as the country celebrated the 60th National Day.

    Standing in a black open-roof limousine on Chang'an Avenue, Hu was greeted by Fang Fenghui, commander-in-chief of the full-dress military parade. Fang reported: "Comrade chairman, assembly of the reviewing troops is completed, please review!"  Full story

China's 60th National Day celebration begins

    BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Liu Qi, secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, announced the start of a grand rally in central Beijing Thursday morning to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Full story

Flag-raising ceremony held for China's National Day celebration

    BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- A grand flag-raising ceremony in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) was held Thursday morning in central Beijing.

    Before the ceremony, Liu Qi, secretary of the Beijing MunicipalCommittee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), announced the start of the anniversary celebration on Tian'anmen Square in the heart of the Chinese capital. Full story

Sixty gun salutes fired to honor 60th anniversary of New China

    BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- A solemn flag-raising ceremony and 60-gun salutes kicked off a grand celebration in central Beijing Thursday morning to mark the 60th founding anniversary of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

    President Hu Jintao and other Chinese leaders joined about 200,000 paraders, soldiers, students and dignitaries for the big day of New China on Tian'anmen Square. Full story

Aircraft take off to fly over Tian'anmen Square

    BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- The aircraft to overfly the Chang'an Avenue and Tian'anmen Square at the end of a military parade took off from their bases Thursday morning and headed for the center stage of China's National Day celebration in downtown Beijing.

    All the the 151 fighters, bombers, helicopters and other types of military planes, led by an Early Warning and Control Aircraft, will meet at their rendezvous point to build up 12 aerial formations. Full story

Special Report: 60th Anniversary of Founding of PRC 

Editor: Wang Hongjiang
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