64 years ago today, 3 PM Beijing Time, the people's leader Chairman Mao proclaimed: "Fellow countrymen! The People's Republic of China and the Central People's Government are hereby established!"
The ground quaked under the jubilation of the 300,000 Beijing residents that flocked to celebrate this momentous chapter of history. The Chinese people, accounting for a quarter of the world's population was lifted from the yoke of feudalism and imperialism. They have stood up and become masters of their own destiny—a bolster of courage for the oppressed peoples and nations of the world. Eternal glory to the people's heroes!