More than 4,000 officials and workers from China's central government departments joined a chorus contest here Friday to mark the National Day with patriotic songs.
Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang attended the competition titled "Sing For Our Motherland".
China has planned massive celebrations for the 60th founding anniversary of the People's Republic, which falls on Oct. 1. The celebrations in downtown Beijing will feature a mass pageant and a military review.
Also on Friday, the General Office of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council issued a collection of slogans for the celebrations.