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Toast on Third Anniversary of Founding of the PRC
September 30, 1952
[Source: People's Daily, October 1, 1952.]
The third anniversary of the founding of the great People's Republic of China has arrived!
In the past year, we have done much work for the happiness of the people and for international peace; I hope that in the coming year we will be able to accomplish even more.
Long live the People's Republic of China!
Long live the great unity among the people of Chinas various nationalities and the overseas Chinese!
Long live the Chinese People's Liberation Army and the Chinese People's Volunteers!
Long live the friendship and unity between China and the Soviet Union!
Long live the friendship and unity between China and Mongolia!
Long live the friendship and unity between China all the various New Democracies!
Long live the friendship and unity among the peoples of all the countries of Asia!
May the Peace Conference of the Asian and Pacific Region be successful.
Long live the friendship and unity of the people of the world!
To everyone's health, bottoms up!
1. Chinese Peoples' Volunteers were sent to Korea in support of the Korean People's war of liberation and to resist the US imperialist aggression.
2. The Peace Conference of the Asian and Pacific Region was convened in Beijing, October 2-12, 1952. Thirty-seven countries were represented by 367 delegates and 37 observers. The conference condemned the United States for halting the Korean truce talks and called for the repatriation of prisoners of war in accordance with the 1949 Geneva Convention.