Mr Turnbull: “Chinese people, stand up.” [The Chinese National Day]

Hi, Barry Li again. Happy long weekend time! 长(chang)假(jia)快(kuai)乐(le). Today we are not going to talk about the short “long weekend” in Sydney. (only 3 days) We are going to talk about the 7 days super long weekend in China, for the celebration of the National Day – 国(guo)庆(qing)节(jie).

The National Day of China is on the 1st of October every year, starting from 1949. This is the day that the new China (or the People’s Republic of China) was established. That’s the China that we commonly refer to as “Communist China”. There’s a famous sentence about the Chinese national day is what Chairman Mao said on the 1st of October 1949 in Beijing: 中(zhong)国(guo)人(ren)民(min)站(zhan)起(qi)来(lai)了(le). (China people has stood up). This is the sentence for this week.