October 1, 2009, is the 60th annivesary of the declaration of the People’s Republic of China.
Deng began the “economic revolution.” Jiang was the first Chinese leader to peacefully step down. Hu will be the next.
While China has a long way to go, under China’s “open door” policy more people have been lifted out of poverty than by any other regime in the history of our species.
Along the way, China was blessed by politicians who tried (in different ways) to stop or at least mitigate the trainwreck of Mao’s tyranny… these include President Liu Shaoqi, Prime Minister Zhou Enlai, and First Vice Prime Minister Lin Biao.
That’s an accomplishment.
Some recent news:
- Australia and US plan wargames with PLAN (People’s Liberation Army Navy) (h/t Tom)
- Empire State Bulding turns Red-and-Gold
- KMT Encourages Hi-Tech Investments in China
- Sarah Palin gives major speech in Hong Kong