It’s been over a year since I have driven past the Forbidden City at Tiananmen Square. One thing I noticed was that all the government buildings along Chang An Street were flying the Chinese flags from their rooftops. This was to coincide with the National People’s Congress meeting that has been held in the city since last week. The meeting is the most important for the Chinese government as almost 3,000 delegate from across China come to vote on discuss and vote on policies for the coming year. On the main gate of the Forbidden City are two sets of Chinese characters, which I felt pleased I could just aboit read. The first one 中华人民共和国万岁 (Zhōnghuá rénmín gònghéguó wànsuì) translates into “Long live the People’s Republic of China”. And the second 世界人民大团结万岁 (Shìjiè rénmín dà tuánjié wànsuì) translates into “Long live the great unity of the peoples of the world”.
(Blog posted by Ray on March 13, 2014. You can see the original article by following this link to rayallychina.com)