In Chinese tradition, each 60-year forms a
basic unit in cosmic
cycle which is measured by Chinese with ten Heavenly
Terms and twelve Earthly Branches.
September 21, 2009, in the leading up to 60-year
birthday celebration of People's Republic of China, in Human Martyr
Park, thousands of red lanterns have fashioned into a mini
Gate of Celestial Peace (Tiananmen).
September 22, 2009, Chinese farmer Wang Guanghua
(王光华) and his family at Great New Village in Shandong
Province spread good news about New China's Diamond Jubilee
on the ground by forming the image of the national flag with
their newly harvested 500kg of red chillis and 600 corn cobs.
According to the figures released by China's
Bureau of Statistics on September 7, 2009, the crop
productivity in China increased by 3.7-fold comparing
to that in 1949, and reached 526 million tons annually.
In 1949, the average net income for rural population
was 44 yuan per person, in 2008, it jumped to 4,761 p.p..
(Source of info/photo: xinhuanet.com, CFP)
New Great Wall