China's ruling communist party on Thursday marked the 100th anniversary of its founding with a lavish ceremony in Tiananmen Square.
Public square in Beijing, China
Tiananmen Square or Tian'anmen Square is a city square in the city center of Beijing, China, located near the city's Central Business District and named after the eponymous Tiananmen located to its north, which separates it from the Forbidden City. The square contains the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China in the square on October 1, 1949; the anniversary of this event is still observed there. The size of Tiananmen Square is 765 x 282 meters. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history.
Tiananmen Square media coverage
Hong Kong people shine torches on their phones and police move in to extinguish candles lit during the Tiananmen commemoration.
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