9:30 Lay back in my sofa and waiting for the military parade to begin at 10:00.
9:35 CCTV is broadcasting the scene of many cities in China in real time – it takes a lot of resources to do it!
9:43: The 60 years of history is a big V shape, with the ending point much higher than the starting point. In the 60 year review, no one ever mentioned the “missing 20 years”. It seems China directly jumped from 1955 to 1977.
9:48 From the TV screen, Beijing has never been so empty and clear – From the bird view, the whole city looks like a model – with nothing moving. Where are the people? No people on the street, and no people near buildings. They all hide somewhere.
10:06 The Parade starts. At the very beginning, watching at Tian’an Men must be boring – with long time nothing happened – waiting for HU Jintao to come out of the Tian’an Men tower.
10:21 The weapons look nice.
10:28 President Hu is giving a speech now, before the army march.
10:37 The Parade march starts now.
11:20 The military parade part ends.
11:34 I got some idea about why the students have to be working hard for several months for this parade – the parade of people are actually huge square of more than 2000 per group doing exactly the SAME thing. That needs a little bit practice to keep everyone synced.