China morning round-up: National Day
- 2 October 2012
- From the section China
Newspapers report official activities marking China's National Day.
China Daily and People's Daily report events in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Members of the powerful politburo, including President Hu Jintao, Vice-President Xi Jinping and Premier Wen Jiabao, paid tribute to those who fought for the Communist republic at the Monument to the People's Heroes.
This is believed to be the last National Day ceremony under the current leadership before the 8 November Communist Party congress, where new leaders will be revealed.
Beijing News says around 80,000 people attended the daily flag-raising ceremony in Tiananmen Square on Monday at dawn.
Also on Tuesday, Beijing News and Shanghai Morning Post report the death of renowned Chinese scholar and author Nan Huai-chin, also known as Nan Huaijin, in eastern Suzhou city on 29 September. He was 95.
Mr Nan specialised in all three major Chinese schools of philosophy - Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism - and published many books promoting Chinese culture and philosophy.
Hong Kong's Ming Pao Daily News and Sing Tao Daily reported Mr Nan's death on Monday. They said Mr Nan also acted as a secret envoy and contributed to the first talks between Taiwan and China in the 1990s.