China: Tens of thousands flock to Beijing to celebrate 68th National Day

SOT, local resident, (Mandarin): «Beijing is hosting this year’s 19th National Congress so our living standards have improved and the festive mood is getting stronger and stronger. You can see that everyone’s very happy, and it’s from the heart.» Tens of thousands of tourists flocked to Beijing on Sunday to mark the start of China’s week-long National Day celebrations or Golden Week. The... Еще capital prepared for the influx by decorating buildings with the national flag and lining the streets with flowers. Tourist attractions such as the Forbidden City and the Quinmen ancient business street are particularly popular. “Beijing is hosting this year’s 19th National Congress so our living standards have improved and the festive mood is getting stronger and stronger. You can see that everyone’s very happy, and it’s from the heart,» one local resident said. National Day marks the 68th anniversary of the founding date of the People's Republic of China.

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