Theme performance: Leading the new era
Updated 22:36, 01-Oct-2019

Everyone on Tian'anmen Square is looking up as the performance moves from the ground to the sky.

Seven white "doves" are flying over the square to symbolize China's hope for prosperity and development as well as its longing for world peace. The "flock" is followed by another white dove, which transforms into a globe, extending China's invitation to people from all over the world to build a beautiful future together.

The song "Stay True to the Founding Aspiration" is a reminder not to forget the past as the nation looks on to the future.

Meanwhile, the blossoming peonies symbolize a rich and prosperous China.