CCP centennial celebrations on Thursday under wraps

Non-disclosure agreements inked by those involved in an expected parade; late changes to gala show

Flags of the People's Republic of China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on display along a street in Hong Kong yesterday. China, Hong Kong and Macau will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party o
Flags of the People's Republic of China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on display along a street in Hong Kong yesterday. China, Hong Kong and Macau will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party on Thursday. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
A group photo being taken at the National Art Museum in Beijing last Thursday, in front of a signboard featuring an art exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
A group photo being taken at the National Art Museum in Beijing last Thursday, in front of a signboard featuring an art exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party. PHOTO: EPA-EFE
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Even as Beijing prepares to mark the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on Thursday, celebratory events have been kept under wraps.

Those involved in an expected parade at Tiananmen Square have had to sign non-disclosure agreements, while last-minute changes have caught guests by surprise.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 29, 2021, with the headline CCP centennial celebrations on Thursday under wraps. Subscribe