Oct 7, 2009

China FDC on "60th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China"

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Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


60th Anniversary of the People's Republic of China

Date of Issue : 1 October 2009

4-1 : Founding Ceremony
On October 1, 1949, during the founding ceremony held on the Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Chairman Mao Zedong stood on the Tiananmen Rostrum and solemnly declared to the world the establishment of the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China.

4-2 : Reform and Opening-Up
On December 18, 1978, the Third Plenary Session of the 11th Central Committee of the CPC was held in Beijing. The session re-established the guideline of emancipating the mind and seeking truth from facts, and decided to shift the Party's and the state's working focus to the construction of socialist modernization and implement the strategic policy of reform and opening-up.

4-3 : The Return of Hong Kong and Macao
On July 1, 1997, the handover ceremony between Chinese and British governments was held in Hong Kong, proclaiming China's resumption of the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and the founding of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of PRC.
On December 20, 1999, China resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Macao.

4-4 : Olympic Pageant
On August 8, 2008, the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, kicked off at the National Stadium in Beijing, with the Olympic flame ignited for the first time in China. Eventually, China led the world in the Olympic gold medal tally with 51 golds.

Souvenir Sheet : Motherland in My Heart

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