Saturday, October 10, 2009

Double Ten: National Day for ROC

Today is October 10 (double Ten), the National Day of Republic of China. 98 years ago in 1911, under the leadership of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, the feudal dynasty of Ching was overthrew in China. A new republic, the Republic of China (ROC) was formed.

In 1949, the Chinese communist party under the leadership of Chairman Mao defeated the ROC government led by Chiang Kai-Shek of KMT (Chinese Nationalist Party) in Mainland China and formed the People's Republic of Chna (PRC). ROC government retreated to Taiwan. The PRC just celebrated its 60 years anniversary. ROC will celebrate its 100 years anniversary in 2011. The pictures shows the national flag of ROC at the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial of Taipei.

1 comment:

Japa said...

Happy Double Tenth.


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