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China turns 70 in style

Anniversary showcases China's rise from the ravages of war and famine

In Summary

• Exhibitions, culture show and live music characterised the event

The Mighty Savannah acrobats perform
The Mighty Savannah acrobats perform
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

China began the 70th anniversary of its independence on Thursday, with exhibitions, culture show and live music played by both Kenyan and Chinese artists, climaxing in an award ceremony of China-Kenya friendship photography.

The commemoration was held at the Chinese Embassy in Nairobi and was presided over by Ambassador Wu Peng. It was organised by the Beijing NGO Association for International Exchanges, in conjunction with the People’s Government of China.

The anniversary is meant to showcase China's extraordinary rise from the ravages of war and famine to a modern, powerful nation-state presented by the embassy and Chinese enterprises.  

Chinese Ambassador Wu Peng
Chinese Ambassador Wu Peng
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Wu Peng dances with Kayamba Africa vocalist Odemba
Wu Peng dances with Kayamba Africa vocalist Odemba
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Wu Peng and Jubilee Party secretary general Rafael Tuju
Wu Peng and Jubilee Party secretary general Rafael Tuju
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Artiste Nameless performs
Artiste Nameless performs
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Professional photographer Dennis Ochien'g is awarded the 1st and 2nd prize in China-Kenya friendship photography contest
Professional photographer Dennis Ochien'g is awarded the 1st and 2nd prize in China-Kenya friendship photography contest
Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI
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