Flying the Flags for China’s National People’s Congress

john  —  April 27, 2014
The first sign reads ‘Long live the People’s Repub­lic of China’ and the sec­ond reads ‘Long live the great unity of the peo­ples of the world’.

The first sign reads ‘Long live the People’s Repub­lic of China’ and the sec­ond reads ‘Long live the great unity of the peo­ples of the world’.

Flags on top of gov­ern­ment build­ings on Chang An Street

Flags on top of gov­ern­ment build­ings on Chang An Street

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)