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Communist China at 70

Empire State Building lights up for modern China's 70th birthday

New York's signature landmark will deliver a 'dynamic light show'

The Empire State Building, all dressed up to mark the 40th anniversary of the Rubik's Cube in 2014.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- The storied Empire State Building will put on a special light show Monday night local time to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

Empire State Realty Trust Chairman Anthony Malkin and Chinese Consul General Huang Ping flipped the switch together at a ceremony that morning.

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