Grand Parade celebrating the 50th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China on 1 October 1999. On of the 50 floats included China’s signature Panda with a bouquet and rainbow symbolizing ultimate beauty and endurance. Parade enters Tiananmen Square and the Museum of History and the Revolution is in the background. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
After the Communist Party of China defeated the Nationalists in the Chinese Civil War (1945–1949),