The national flag of the People's Republic of China (PRC) will be hoisted at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on September 20, media reported Sunday.
Chinese associations in the United States had applied to hold a ceremony in front of the US President’s residence to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of PRC.
Chen Ronghua, chairman of Fujian Association of the United States, told reporters that their application was approved not only because of the sound Sino-US relations but also because China is a responsible country.
"Many Americans admire China due to the success of last year’s Beijing Olympics," said Chen.
More than 1,000 people will attend the ceremony and the performances held after it, according to Zhao Luqun, who will direct the performances.
Zhao said the performances will demonstrate the friendship, magnanimous spirit and kindness of modern Chinese people.
I looked around and didn't see this on the mainstream media sites, but I first heard it on talk radio this afternoon. I don't like to be a fear-monger alarmist, so if someone else can find a reputable source, please post it. This is getting awfully close to a line that shouldn't be crossed. I understand having a ceremony like this, but the purpose as stated is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the PRC. That would be the PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA!!!!! Let's celebrate the founding of an oppressive, murderous system of government on the lawn of the WHITE HOUSE!!!! I'm not advocating anything violent, but if this is for real, this is truly getting close to a trigger point.
"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
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