China's 50th Anniversary

NPR's Vicky O'Hara reports from Beijing on the lavish preparations for the 50th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. Security is a major concern as thousands rehearse for tomorrow's parade and cultural festival. Over the last 50 years China has advanced from dire poverty to a double digit economy as the government began to encourage private enterprise.



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