TOKYO, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Major Japanese media on Thursday responded positively to the 60th anniversary of the founding of New China, lauding the great strides China has made in the past 60years and acknowledging the continuous improvement of its national strength and international status.
"China has developed into the world's third largest economy following the United States and Japan since it adopted the market economic system 30 years ago, and it is just a matter of time for China to overtake Japan." the Yomiuri Shimbun said in its editorial.
And China is making its presence better felt by the international community by staging major events such as the Olympics and the upcoming 2010 Shanghai Expo, it said.
In a 20-page special report entitled "Chinese economy: A herald to world multipolarization," the Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei Shimbun) hailed China's economic development and its contributions to the world economy, saying the Chinese economy enjoys broader scope for future development.
The Tokyo Shimbun said in an editorial that China's economy had expanded 77 folds over the last 60 years and was likely to outstrip Japan this year. And China's foreign exchange reserve ranks first in the world. The great achievements should be attributed to the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC).
More and more developing countries attempt to follow China's mode of development, and the United States and Europe mired in the ongoing financial crisis are also looking to China's market, it said.
The Sankei Shimbun also praised China's economic growth in its editorial.
China's economic development demonstrates the advantage of the state-dominated economic system against the backdrop of the global recession, it said.
Overseas Chinese show love of China
BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Overseas Chinese attended the parade on Thursday morning for China's 60th National Day celebration to show their attachment to the country where they were originated from.
The formations, passing Tian'anmen Square, featured two huge red Chinese knots, decorative handicraft which began as a form of art in the Tang and Song dynasties in China. The handicraft is normally used to convey "unity" and "harmony". Full story
Float demonstrates Chinese cultural prosperity
BEIJING, Oct.1 (Xinhua) -- A float with a shining fan-shaped picture of traditional Peking opera performer on a civilian parade formation showcased Chinese cultural prosperity since the founding of the People's Republic of China six decades ago.
Paraders dressed in long-sleeved shirts and white pants marched past the Tian'anmen Rostrum. A banner on the float reads "promoting the socialist cultural development and prosperity". Full story
Float depicts China's rural transformation at National Day parade
BEIJING, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Jubilant Chinese farmers performed folk dance on a float moving past Tian'anmen Square Thursday morning, revealing their rejoice at New China's grandest National Day parade.
With a theme of "Constructing the socialist new countryside", the float was surrounded by farmer representatives wearing colorful folk clothes and waving wheatears. Full story
Special Report: 60th Anniversary of Founding of PRC