Empire State Building Marks China’s Anniversary

China is marking its 60th anniversary of the current communist government and 8Asians covered the celebration in a previous blog post. In a move that has received criticism, the Empire State Building is joining the celebration by lighting up in the colors of China (yellow and red). While it’s perfectly fine for the Chinese to celebrate their own communism, critics (from the Falun Gong to the pro Tibet movement) have found it less than desirable for the Empire State Building to join in this celebration.

In an ironic twist, China has asked its own citizens not to show up at their celebration in Tiananmen Square, only allowing 30,000 invited guests to the celebration. “Police suggest that Beijing residents try not to go out on 1 October to avoid complications. The public is recommended to watch the celebrations live on TV,” reported the official English language newspaper China Daily today.

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I'm a Chinese/Taiwanese-American, born in Taiwan, raised on Long Island, went to college in Philadelphia, tried Wall Street and then moved to the California Bay Area to work in high tech in 1990. I'm a recent dad and husband. Other adjectives that describe me include: son, brother, geek, DIYer, manager, teacher, tinkerer, amateur horologist, gay, and occasional couch potato. I write for about 5 different blogs including 8Asians. When not doing anything else, I like to challenge people's preconceived notions of who I should be.
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