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As the spectacular 2008 Olympics proved, no one organizes public events with the same attention to detail as the Chinese government. So the world will be watching as this week's massive celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China unfold.
Showbiz, naturally, is playing a key role.
The key day is Oct. 1, when a military parade--details are being kept top-secret--will be followed by a mass pageant, themed "Motherland and I Marching Together," to feature 200,000 citizens and 60 floats.
Director Zhang Yimou--who choreographed the amazing Olympic opening ceremony--is staging "Turandot" in the Bird's Nest stadium as part of the celebration, and some are wondering if he will be consulted on the parade's pageantry too.
Humor website Shanghaiist.com anticipates the pageant will be …