On the Road: What's behind the founding ceremony of the PRC?

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and present a panoramic view of the country's great journey, a 24-episode documentary "On the Road" focuses on the great achievements and valuable experience of people of all ethnic groups in the socialist revolution, construction and reform over the past 70 years and recounts the touching stories and important events of the country since its founding in 1949.

The first episode of the series features the difficult process of the birth of China. The founding was the result of struggles and sacrifices of countless people with lofty ideals and that of a revolutionary war led by the CPC over the past 28 years.

At 3:00 p.m. on October 1, 1949, the founding ceremony of the People's Republic of China was held at Tian'anmen Square in Beijing. 

The first Chinese leader Mao Zedong announced, "The People's Republic of China and the Central People's Government are now established!" Mao pressed a button, and the Five-Starred Red Flag began to rise slowly. 

Since then, China has entered a new era.