Posted on 24 September 2009.
On Sunday, Sept. 20, people crowded the streets of Seattle’s Chinatown/International District to celebrate the upcoming 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. The parade demonstrated how tensions have eased between China and Taiwan supporters.
1: Former rivals Ping Chow (back, in hat) and On Lau (sitting) put aside their political differences for one day by riding in a parade car together.2: Notable parade attendees, from left to right: Kar-ling Leong, Ping Chow, Wai Eng, Chinatown Princess Lee Li Chong, Chinatown Princess Lele Tian, John Leong, Deputy Council General Hsiu Peng Wang, and On Lau. 3: Instructor Tony Au (bottom, right) balances his son Kelvin on his shoulders. Maun Louie (bottom, left) is holding student Dominic (last name unknown). They are marching in the parade with the Ying Yong Tong and the Seattle International Lion Dance Team. 4: A parade celebrating China’s national day is not just for adults. The kids came out, too — in bright colors.(Photos by George Liu/NWAW)