Military parade at founding ceremony of China in 1949


30,000 soldiers and civilians took part in the founding ceremony of China as well as the first big parade at Tian'anmen Square in Beijing on Oct. 1, 1949. Mao Zedong, chairman of the Central People's Government, solemnly proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Commander-in-chief Zhude, accompanied by Nie Zhenrong, the commander of North China military region, reviewed the armed forces.

[ Editor: Zhang Zhou ]


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